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Jackson County Sheriff’s Department seeking home confinement escapee

By Lootpress Staff,


RIPLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is currently seeking assistance from the public regarding an individual who has absconded from home confinement.

According to JCSD on Tuesday evening, Benjamin Thornton – 36 years old of Kenna, WV – cut off his home confinement monitoring bracelet and absconded, effectively violating the previously agreed upon conditions of his home confinement sentence.

Thornton was arrested last month on charges of Fleeing with Reckless Indifference, the latest in a series of arrests on charges including Prohibited Person with Firearm and several Domestic Battery charges.

Those with pertinent information regarding the potential whereabouts of Thornton are encouraged to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at (304) 373-2290.

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