Home confinement escapee captured


BUCKHANNON — An Adrian resident, who has avoided re-capture for months, is behind bars after a strong effort by Upshur County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, January 18.

Anthony Scott Gregory, age 40, is currently residing at Tygart Valley Regional Jail (TVRJ) after evading police custody since April 2021. According to court documentation, Gregory began the original home confinement sentence on March 23, 2021, for driving suspended in the third offense, as a condition of bond. Numerous attempts were made to locate the defendant after he was able to escape his court-ordered ankle monitor on April 26, 2021.

As stated in the criminal complaint, just before noon on Tuesday, Upshur County Sheriff’s Deputy Tanner Collins, along with multiple sheriff’s department units found Gregory hiding in a closet at a residence located at the intersection of Booney Hull and Glady Fork Road.

The criminal complaint states that, upon arresting the defendant, Deputy Tanner located a pink box on the subject. The box contained four bags: two with a green leafy substance, one with a white crystal-like substance and an empty bag. When the deputy asked the defendant what was in the bags, Gregory responded, “weed and meth.”

Gregory was placed under arrest for a circuit court capias. The defendant also gained new charges of escape from custody and possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and marijuana, one count each.

The defendant is jailed at TVRJ with a combined bail amount set of $10,000.

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