For Immediate Release
|May 02, 2017||
Michael Ulrich, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of West Virginia (304) 267-7179
|U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Pruntytown Escapee|
The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force, comprised of members from the
United States Marshals Service, West Virginia State Police, Berkeley
County Sheriff’s Office, Charles Town Police Department, Shepherdstown
Police Department and West Virginia Department of Parole, arrested Tyler
Wynkoop 26, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia on Tally Ho Drive in
Kearneysville, West Virginia. Tyler Wynkoop escaped from Pruntytown
Correctional Center on March 31, 2017. The West Virginia Department of
Parole referred the escape warrant for Tyler Wynkoop to the Marshal
Services Mountain State Fugitive Task Force for investigation shortly
after his escape.
During the investigation officers learned Wynkoop had returned to the Jefferson County area around April 3, 2017 and was avoiding capture with the assistance of friends and associates in the area. As the case developed Marshals received a tip Tyler Wynkoop was seen with his girlfriend Brittany Hudnall, 25, of Harpers Ferry. Footage of Hudnall and Tyler Wynkoop was found at the Brunswick Sheets putting both of them together. On April 25, 2017 Officers located Hudnall at her father’s home on Chestnut Hill Road. Wynkoop was not with Hudnall at the time.
On May 2, 2017 task force officers located Brittany Hudnall’s vehicle outside a known address associated with Wynkoop at 106 Tally Ho Drive in Fox Glen trailer park. Tyler Wynkoop was found hiding inside the residence and taken into custody. Brittany Hudnall was in the home and arrested and charged with Felony Accessory After the Fact.
The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF) is a U.S. Marshals Service lead fugitive task force who works with local law enforcement agencies in order to locate and capture fugitives charged with Murder, Armed Robberies, Malicious Assaults, Sexual Assaults, Drug Offences and other violent felony crimes.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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