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Escapee Returned to City Jail

The Martinsville Sheriff’s Office says fugitive Dekey Trevor Penn has been arrested and charged with escape custody. Officers say Penn was arrested around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday after an active investigation by the Martinsville Sheriff’s Office, the Martinsville Police Department, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia State Police and the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force. They say the team has been actively searching for Penn since he walked away from a work detail on September 13. According to officials, Penn is being held without bond at Martinsville City Jail.

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