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Escaped Inmates From Pocahontas County, WVa., Caught

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The two inmates who escaped from Pocahontas County, WVa., have been caught in the Richwood area of Nicholas County, according to the West Virginia State Police.

Thomas Pennington and Larry Morehead escaped from the Denmar Correctional Facility in Hillsboro around 4 a.m. Sunday.

Pennington was serving a sentence for murder and sexual assault. Morehead was serving a sentence for sexual assault.

Pocahontas County Prosecutor Eugene Simmons says it looks like the two may have escaped over the fence.

Simmons says both men were not from the area and they had been recently transferred to Denmar.