CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — An inmate of North Central Regional Jail is facing additional charges escaping a transport vehicle on route to the hospital.

Harrison County Sheriff Robert Matheny said the inmate, Brian Northcraft, broke out of the van while being transported to United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

The incident occurred on U.S. 50 near Sun Valley Road just before 1 p.m. Thursday. Northcraft was apprehended by the correctional officer driving the van before deputies arrived on scene.

Northcraft was then transported to UHC via Harrison County EMS, Matheny said.

There is no update on Northcraft’s condition. He has been charged with attempted escape.

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