BUCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office said a man who escaped custody at the county courthouse Wednesday night has been apprehended.

According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, 45-year-old Carl “Buster” Shifflett was in custody for non-violent misdemeanor offenses. While at the Buckingham County Courthouse, Shifflett ran away from deputies while handcuffed.

Deputies chased Shifflett but lost him near the woods just west of the courthouse on Route 60. Deputies believe Shifflett had an accomplice who picked him up in a car and drove off.

The Sheriff’s Office said Shifflett has ties to Buckingham, Scottsville, and Charlottesville. He also has outstanding warrants in Albemarle and Buckingham for seven misdemeanors and two felonies total.

Authorities were notified of a sighting on Hall Road and responded to the area. Shifflett was taken back into custody at 5:30 on Thursday after “an exhaustive search through wooded terrain.”

LATEST STORIES: