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Escapee captured in KY

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The search is over for a man who escaped from the Beckley Correctional Center.

Joseph Cody Genet, 26, was captured in Catlettsburg, Ky. around 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 7.

Genet was found at a relative's home by local authorities and U.S. Marshals after he escaped from the Beckley Correctional Center over the weekend.

He had been previously spotted in Ohio, but was not captured at the time.

Genet was found missing from the Beckley Correctional Center at midnight on the morning of Nov. 5.

He was serving time for burglary and breaking and entering.  Those crimes were committed in Wayne County.  He will now face an escape charge as well.

Because Genet was picked up in Kentucky, he will have to be extradited back to the Mountain State.  Officials do not expect that process to take very long.