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Police follow trail of beer cans to find escaped suspect


A Virginia inmate in Wise County is in for even more trouble after deputies say he escaped the justice center and stole a vehicle.


39-year-old Travis Scott Pratt was in the custody of the Norton Police Department when he escaped, prompting a NPD officer to chase after him, while UVA-Wise and Wise Police Department Officers assisted.


Pratt reportedly managed to steal a blue Dodge truck, which was spotted by Wise County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josh Edmiston after noticing reckless behavior. During the chase, beer cans were flying from the truck bed, leaving a trail for the deputy to follow.


Attempting to hide in a driveway, Pratt sped off through several yards when he again spotted the deputy, eventually dismounting from his vehicle while it was still moving. A nearby resident managed to bring the driverless truck to a halt and deputies took Pratt into custody.


According to WJHL, Pratt now faces additional charges for his escape attempt.



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