UPDATE: Escapee from Beckley Correctional Center captured


Only hours after William Hilton was reported missing from the Beckley Correctional Center, official reports that he is back in custody.


A man who was serving time for forgery is on the run in the Beckley area.


Police, Sheriff's Deputies and Correctional Officers are looking for William Hilton.  He was on a job pass from the Beckley Correctional Center on Saturday when he failed to return.  Hilton was serving a one to ten year sentence for Forgery or Uttering, which is writing bad checks.  The charges were out of Mercer County

Hilton is 34-years-old, stands 5-feet 11-inches tall and weighs 220 pounds.  He has strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes.  Officials say he has a number of tattoos.  Including HILTON in block letters down the center of his back.  The tattoos cover his left and right arms.

If you have any information on Hilton's locations call the Beckley Correctional Center at 304-256-6780.  The released wanted poster can be viewed at the link to the right.

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