Local News

Escaped Georgia Inmate Found Under Motel Bed in Dunn

Posted June 21, 2007

— The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Dunn police caught an escapee from Georgia Thursday at a motel in Dunn.

Timothy Sutton, 37, was serving a six-year sentence for burglary and breaking and entering. He escaped from a correctional facility in Toombs County, Ga., on June 4, authorities said.

The investigation led officials to look in the Dunn area, where they found Sutton staying at an Econolodge Motel on East Broad Street. Under surveillance, he was spotted leaving the motel and then returning. That’s when authorities went in and found him hiding under a bed, they said.

Sutton was taken into custody without incident, officials said. He was scheduled to have his first appearance in Harnett County Court at 9 a.m. Friday and then be transported back to Georgia.


Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Johnny Da Lounge Jun 22, 2007

    How original! Where else would you look, if you see a guy go in the room, bet you can't find him, when you go in, after him? What a Schlamozzle!

  • Mmaker52 Jun 22, 2007

    From the Dunn area and he did have to pick the worst motel in town...LOL Should have gone to the Hampton Inn so he could at least have good memories when he was back in his cell. Yesterday they said he was seen in Selma...sure didnt go very far....curious as to who was helping him as he escaped from prison..somebody had to give him money or at least a credit card

  • Halyard Jun 22, 2007

    Hope the police just stood there and waited for him to come out before he wet his pants. haha

  • Historians 12th Jun 22, 2007

    This story reminds me of Steve Harvey talking about Ray-Ray, not very bright.

  • mythoughts22 Jun 22, 2007


  • pinklady-1 Jun 22, 2007

    mythoughts...there aren't better places...you pretty much saw the best there is...

  • mythoughts22 Jun 22, 2007

    no we didnt see the rest it was the first thing off 95 is there better?

  • yep Jun 22, 2007

    Under the bed......they would never look there!

  • banmewral Jun 22, 2007

    not a shabby place, you obviously didn't see the rest of Dunn

  • mythoughts22 Jun 22, 2007

    wow my dad came from VA this past weekend and stayed there it is not a shabby place but that freaks me out