Please be aware that this morning at 5:34 a.m. Longwood University police identified and detained one of the escaped inmates from Piedmont Regional Jail without incident. Farmville Police assisted in the arrest.
The inmate was injured and in poor health when he walked onto Lancer Park property and pulled an outdoor fire alarm. He surrendered to police and asked for medical assistance. There is no indication that he had previously been on Longwood property.
With this arrest, both escaped inmates are back in law enforcement custody and this incident is now closed.
An update on the ongoing investigation into the escaped Piedmont Regional Jail inmates. Law enforcement is continuing the investigation into the whereabouts of the inmates, and has not recommended that the campus community take any action beyond active awareness of the situation.
Longwood police have increased patrols of campus, have additional command staff on duty, and are keeping in close contact with other local and state law enforcement.
Police have also updated their descriptions of the suspects. One is a 26 year-old Hispanic male who is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last known wearing gray sweatpants and a gray sweatshirt. The second is a 44-year-old white male who is also 5 feet, 6 inches tall with black hair and green eyes. He was last known wearing blue jeans, no shirt, white socks and tennis shoes. Please call police if you have any information.
Please be aware that the Prince Edward County Sheriff's Office has announced that two inmates at Piedmont Regional Jail have escaped custody. Both suspects are male. One suspect is described as wearing blue shorts, no shirt, white socks and white shoes. The other suspect is wearing gray sweatpants and a sweatshirt.
Please call police if you notice anything suspicious.