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Escaped inmate re-captured in Virginia

Posted at 4:21 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 10:01:23-05

UPDATE: Christopher Michael Robinson was apprehended at about 9:26 a.m. in Greensville County. No other details have been released at this time.

EMPORIA, Va. -- Law enforcement authorities across Virginia are searching for an inmate who escaped from Southside Regional Jail Monday afternoon.

Christopher Michael Robinson, 46, escaped around 3:00 p.m. He is  5'11 and  175lbs with brown hair and is wearing a yellow jump suit with 'Southside Regional Jail' on the back.

There is a multi-jurisdictional man hunt being conducted.

Robinson was being held for one charge of misdemeanor larceny of a vehicle, according to Colonel Karen Craig.

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