BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia inmate who escaped in May is back in custody following his capture in Virginia. The Beckley Correctional Center tells media outlets that 40-year-old Chad Edward Cook was captured in Roanoke on Sunday. Roanoke police spokesman Scott Leamon tells The Register-Herald that an officer stopped Cook after he saw the inmate riding a bicycle without tail light reflectors on a sidewalk. Leamon says the officer discovered that Cook was a fugitive from West Virginia. West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina says Cook left a work release job in May. Cook was serving a sentence for fraud, forgery and false pretenses in Harrison and Upshur counties. Leamon says Cook is charged in Virginia with falsifying a public document and a traffic violation. Information from: The Register-Herald, http://www.register-herald.com Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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