PRINCE GEORGE — The last of the four men who walked away from a low-security satellite camp at the Federal Correctional Complex is back in custody, prison officials said Wednesday afternoon.
Lamonte Rashawn Willis, 30, of Suffolk, turned himself back in at the prison on River Road around noon Wednesday, according to a statement from the prison. No other details of his surrender were released for "privacy, safety, and security reasons," the statement read.
Willis and three other "trustees" at the prison — Tavares Lajuane Graham, Corey Branch ad Kareem Allen Shaw — were reported gone from the prison early June 18 after an impromptu head count was taken inside the satellite camp. Because they were trustees, all four men were allowed access to life beyond the complex's walls with limited supervision.
An official with the U.S. Marshals Service office in Richmond said the four were apparently out socially Friday night and chose not to return in time for the head count. Graham returned to the prison early Sunday, roughly 24 hours after he left. Branch and Shaw surrendered shortly after midnight Tuesday.
The Marshals Service had encouraged Willis, whom they believed may have returned to his home in Suffolk, to turn himself in rather than risk capture and the possibility of not shortening his prison time.
FCC-Petersburg said all four men are now being held in the medium-security section of the prison. Each faces the possibility of extending their stays there by a maximum of five years for escaping from a federal prison.
The Marshals Service and the federal Bureau of Prisons, which operates FCC-Petersburg, are investigating how the men were allowed to slip away.
This article originally appeared on The Progress-Index: Final escapee from Prince George federal prison surrenders Wednesday