Police find man who escaped from custody in Henrico

25-year-old Dashawn Hunter was wanted for felony and misdemeanor warrants from both Henrico and...
25-year-old Dashawn Hunter was wanted for felony and misdemeanor warrants from both Henrico and Caroline Counties.(Henrico County Police Department)
Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 7:34 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2023 at 7:09 AM EST
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HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Henrico Police say a suspect is back in custody after escaping Wednesday evening.

Officials say around 5:40 p.m., 25-year-old Dashawn K. Hunter managed to escape police custody outside of the Henrico County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say he is wanted on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants from Henrico and Caroline counties, including:

  • Two counts of using a firearm to commit a felony
  • Breaking and entering at night to commit a felony while armed
  • Firearm possession
  • Using a gun to commit a felony
  • Misdemeanor hit and run

Police say Hunter may face additional charges.

Around 8:30 p.m., police sent a tweet saying they found Hunter and he is now back in police custody after finding him along Shrader Road near Uxbridge Court.

Henrico Police say multiple units searched for nearly three hours in the area around Hermitage High School.

Hunter is being taken to Henrico County Jail to be served and processed.