3 Inmates Escape in Richmond County
Posted March 17, 2008
Hoffman, N.C. — Corrections and law-enforcement officers in Richmond County were searching Monday for three inmates who escaped Sunday night from a minimum-security unit at Morrison Correctional Institution.
The three inmates were missing at an 11 p.m. count and were believed to have escaped the facility by scaling a razor wire fence. All three were serving sentences for non-violent property or drug crimes.
The inmates are:
- Justin Shepard, 21, serving eight to 10 months for larceny and possession of stolen goods
- Christopher Tadlock, 22, serving approximately 2½ years for larceny and breaking and entering vehicles
- Jeffrey Winstead, 21, serving 13-16 months for attempted drug trafficking
Anyone who has seen the inmates or has information on their whereabouts is asked to call Morrison Correctional Institution at 910-281-3161.