(07/24/2012)
A former Calhoun County man, wanted for criminal activity in three counties, is being sought again by police after erroneously being released from Central Regional Jail related to the recent state-wide power outage.

Roane County Prosecutor Josh Downey told Spencer Newspapers, "He just walked out of jail and was gone," after the systems failed with electronic arraignment not working and FAX machines failing.

Spencer Newspapers said a circuit judge appointed Braxton County magistrates to go to the jail and conduct arraignments in person, but magistrates did not learn of all the charges against Starcher, who was released on personal recognizance bond.

Two state troopers recently went to Alabama to return Starcher to West Virginia on multiple charges, after officials had been searching for him for several weeks.

Starcher was scheduled to appear in Roane County Circuit Court last week on a set of charges.

Judge Thomas Evans, according to Spencer Newspapers, has issued a capias warrant for Starcher's arrest, ordering he be held without bond, according to Spencer Newspapers.

Anyone knowing his whereabouts should contact authorities.

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