|UPDATED: Virginia State Police Seek Catawba Hospital Subject|
UPDATE: Mr. Gregory was captured about 10 p.m. Thursday. "Gregory is in custody after stealing a farm truck on Catawba Creek Road. With the heavy police presence in the area, units were able to locate the stolen vehicle and place spike strips to disable the vehicle's tires and officers were able to take Gregory into custody without further incident," a State Police spokesman noted. Gregory will be charged with the escape and for the stolen vehicle.
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Catawba, VA (Feb. 11, 2021) - The Virginia State Police received a call for assistance from Catawba Hospital in Roanoke County to assist with the tracking and the capture of James Ray Gregory, 34, Pulaski, Virginia.
Gregory is described as a heavily tattooed, 6 foot tall, 185 pounds with a thin goatee. Gregory was last seen wearing an orange and white prison uniform, and may not have a shirt.
Gregory jumped from a second-floor window at approximately 7:24 p.m. this evening. There is a heavy police presence in the Catawba area of Roanoke County. Anyone having contact with Gregory should use extreme caution and contact the Virginia State Police at 1-800-542-5959.
Update: "He may have stolen a blue flatbed farm truck and fled toward Botetourt County on Catawba Creek Road," a State Police spokesman noted.