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Escaped Portsmouth inmate back in custody

The man escaped the Portsmouth City jail Wednesday, and officials said the search would not end until they found him.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Dovon Khyri Jones, the 36-year-old man who was on the run after escaping the Portsmouth City Jail Thursday, is back behind bars after a traffic stop, the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office said. 

Just after noon Saturday, Under-Sheriff Marvin Waters and the department’s K9 Master Deputy took Jones into custody without any trouble following a traffic stop in a Wal-Mart parking lot, the office said. 

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Sheriffs said they relied on a Crime Line tip and extensive surveillance to find Jones, whom they considered dangerous while on the run. 

The investigation into this situation is ongoing. 

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