William M. Gauze, 19, Pomeroy, Ohio, is charged in the indictment, filed for the record Wednesday, with escape and failure to appear after recognizance release. He has not appeared on the charge, and remains in jail in West Virginia.
Gauze had been placed on a suicide watch in the Meigs County Jail and escaped the evening of June 24. He barricaded himself into a room at the Lowe Hotel in downtown Point Pleasant with two pistols and threatened to shoot himself, but was later recaptured after the hotel was surrounded by police.
Meigs County Sheriff Robert Beegle said Wednesday that Gauze was not in his custody, but in a Barboursville regional jail where he was taken from the hotel incident.
When he escaped last month, Gauze had been placed in a holding area very near the dispatcher’s desk under suicide watch. He had managed to slip out of shackles and left his shoes on the cell floor.
Gauze had escaped from custody in May, as well, but was apprehended shortly after in downtown Pomeroy. He had originally been charged with receiving stolen property, and allegedly failed to appear. He was apprehended in Myrtle Beach, S.C., with a stolen car.