State Police search for escapee in Raleigh County

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Troopers with the West Virginia State Police are asking for help from the community to track down a man who escaped from custody on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.  It happened at around 8:30 p.m.

Troopers said Ira Hunter Shockey, 23, of Scarbro, WV had been in custody for a parole violation.  He was being booked for an additional charge of Third Degree Shoplifting in Magistrate Court.  While he was waiting to be booked, Shockey ran from building.  He is now facing a charge of escape.

Anyone with information on the location of Shockey is asked to contact the West Virginia State Police at 304-256-6700 or Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP (7867).  Anonymous tips can also be left at the Crime Stoppers web site or by using the P3 Tips App on Apple or Android mobile devices.

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