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Escaped Granville County inmate caught in Vance County

Posted August 2

Authorities said that Stephen Hicks, 35, had made a court appearance in Oxford Wednesday and escaped while in transit between the courthouse and the Granville County Detention Center.
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— Stephen Hicks, 35, who escaped while in transit between the courthouse and the Granville County Detention Center on July 25, was captured in Vance County Tuesday afternoon, according to Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins.

Hicks, who is serving a prison sentence for larceny of motor vehicles and assault and has a future federal prison term of 15 years for a 2015 bank robbery in Burlington, was caught near the intersection of Kelly and Stagecoach Roads.

No additional details were immediately available.

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