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Inmate escapes during work detail in Newport News, taken back into custody

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Oct 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-15 16:20:24-04
Meko Brown (Photo: Newport News Sheriff's Office)

Meko Brown (Photo: Newport News Sheriff’s Office)

Newport News, Va. – An inmate working at Newport News Park escaped for about an hour on Thursday.

Meko Brown walked away from his work detail while under the supervision of Newport News City Public Works correctional employees around 1:00 p.m.

Newport News Sheriff’s Office deputies, police, K-9s and investigators searched for the 18-year-old and arrested him near the park around 2:00 p.m.

Brown was in jail for charges of grand larceny vehicle theft, grand larceny firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.

He will face more charges for escaping.