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Authorities are searching for four inmates who escaped from a federal prison in Virginia this weekend, officials said.

Corey Branch, Tavares Lajuan Graham, Lamonte Rashon Willis and Karim Allen Shaw went missing from the Satellite Camp at the Federal Correctional Complex Petersburg in Hopewell, Virginia, around 1.45am on Saturday. Reported by Fox 5, Washington DC. Hopewell is located about 20 miles from Richmond, Virginia, the state capital.

An investigation is underway

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons reported the detainee as missing, who said the detainee had moved away from the minimum security facility. No other details were given about his release.

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This photo, provided by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, shows the Corey branch and towers Lajuan Graham on the left.  Federal officials say Branch and Graham were found missing from a satellite camp in Petersburg on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Federal Correctional Complex in Hopwell, VA.

This photo, provided by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, shows the Corey branch and towers Lajuan Graham on the left. Federal officials say Branch and Graham were found missing from a satellite camp in Petersburg on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Federal Correctional Complex in Hopwell, VA.
(Federal Bureau of Prisons via AP)

The U.S. Marshals Service, FBI and local law enforcement agencies were immediately notified of the missing prisoners and an internal investigation into how they escaped has been launched, FOX 5 reported.

Crime

According to the report, one of the inmates was serving a drug-related sentence, one was serving a gun-possession sentence, while the other two were serving time for drug and gun-related offenses.

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Shaw, 46, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for plotting to sell heroin.

Willis, 30, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for possession and concealment of a stolen gun and possession of a gun by a convicted felon.

This photo, provided by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, shows from left, Lamonte Ration Willis and Karim Allen Shaw.  Federal officials say Willis and Shaw were reported missing from the Federal Correctional Complex's satellite camp in Petersburg, Hopewell, Wa., On Saturday, June 18, 2022.

This photo, provided by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, shows from left, Lamonte Ration Willis and Karim Allen Shaw. Federal officials say Willis and Shaw were reported missing from the Federal Correctional Complex’s satellite camp in Petersburg, Hopewell, Wa., On Saturday, June 18, 2022.
(Federal Bureau of Prisons via AP)

Branch, 41, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for distributing fentanyl. He was convicted of carrying a firearm.

Graham, 44, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of cocaine and guns.

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The U.S. Marshals Service encourages anyone with information about their whereabouts to call (804) 545-8501.