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Escaped NC inmate caught, corrections officer charged in plot

Posted June 28, 2015
Updated June 29, 2015

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— Kristopher McNeil, sought for escaping a minimum security prison in Polkton, was apprehended in Davidson County late Sunday night, authorities said.

McNeil was found walking along Old Highway 52 near Hickory Tree Road, located near the Davidson-Forsyth county line, just before 11 p.m. Sunday, state prison officials said. McNeil will be transported to Central Prison in Raleigh.

"We appreciate the many law enforcement agencies working closely by the department's side working to get McNeil back in custody," George Solomon, state director of prisons, said in a statement. "We are especially grateful to the citizens who called in tips and anyone who aided in his capture without anyone getting hurt."

McNeil was an inmate at Brown Creek Minimum Unit, where he was serving a 14-year sentence for second degree murder. McNeil, who was scheduled for release in 2018, was discovered missing after midnight Saturday morning and was believed to have scaled a fence to escape.

Kendra Lynette Miller, 33, a corrections officer at the prison, was charged with helping McNeil escape. Her charges include sex with an inmate, providing an electronic device to an inmate, harboring a fugitive and aiding and abetting a fugitive.

Miller, who received a $500,00 bond, was a food service officer at the prison, officials said.

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  • Gabrielle Williams Jun 30, 2015
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    Girl how desperate do you have to be to help a guy escape of jail. You talk about having a LOW Self esteem.

  • Amy LaFluer Jun 29, 2015
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    Discuss that with New York then

  • Lisa Hockaday Jun 29, 2015
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    Dude, you only had 3 years left!

  • Jae'lin Crowder Jun 29, 2015
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    Ohhhhh they didn't get charged with the same thing,I get it now.Sure seem like they did the same thing.....interesting.

  • Amy LaFluer Jun 29, 2015
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    Not the same charges...charges include sex with an inmate (Felony), providing an electronic device to an inmate (Felony), harboring a fugitive and aiding and abetting a fugitive (Felony).

  • Jacob Smith Jun 29, 2015
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    What a loser - the guy has 3 years left on a 14 year stretch and runs.

  • Wolfpack Granny Jun 28, 2015
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    What were you thinking??? I guess you didn't pay any attention to your PREA training...absolutely no sex inmates!!! Was it worth it??? Hope your stay at NCCIW is a real eye opener!!! People like you give the Department of Public Safety and Adult Corrections a bad name. We'll be looking for you very soon.

  • Jae'lin Crowder Jun 28, 2015
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    $500,000 bond....that's high! She found out real quick the difference between her and Joyce Mitchell LOL