UPDATE: Escaped prisoner is now in custody

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TAYLOR COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- UPDATE 11/29/19 @ 2:39 a.m.
According to the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department the prisoner is now in custody.

Pruntytown Correctional Facility officials say a 36-year-old male escaped from their facility at around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

John Wayne Wortman is described as a white male, 6 foot tall with blue eyes, brown hair and weighing about 300 pounds.

Authorities ask that you contact the Pruntytown Correctional Facility if you have any idea of Wayne's whereabouts.