Update: Powell County Jail Escapee Recaptured

An inmate who walked away from a work release detail at the Powell County transfer station last month was recaptured Monday night, according to corrections officials.

A Powell County Sheriff’s Deputy found Joshua Sparks in a home while serving an unrelated warrant, according to jail officials. 

Jail officials said Sparks was initially in jail for theft. 

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He now faces a new escape charge.