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Inmate captured after overnight escape

Posted August 23, 2010

— Authorities captured an 18-year-old Monday who had escaped from a minimum-security unit from a prison in Morganton, the state Department of Correction said.

Alexander Cornelius Flowers was captured shortly after 8:30 a.m. after escaping from the Western Youth Institution hours earlier, DOC spokesman Keith Acree said.

Flowers is serving an 8-10 month prison sentence after being convicted in January of larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny in Stokes County.

According to the Department of Correction Offender Public Information online database, he is scheduled for release in December.

Western Youth Institution is a prison that houses approximately 680 male inmates, ages 22 and younger, in various custody levels.


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  • brucem Aug 23, 2010

    ya... he shaved his head so he wouldnt look so sweet and cute! Although, that doesnt seen to matter with these guy's that have'nt had any for years.

  • sunydaze Aug 23, 2010

    i don't condone jail assaults, but you don't ever have to run and hide from it if you stay out of jail!!!!

  • sunydaze Aug 23, 2010

    excuse me ghimmy51, but i have a great way he can avoid the chance of assauts in prison....obey the law and don't committ crimes. maybe he will get out and steal your car next time.

  • ghimmy51 Aug 23, 2010

    I'll bet you one incomplete, misspelled, attention-grabbing WRAL headline that kid ran because of assaults in prison. Will WRAL talk to him when he's found? Noooooo.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Aug 23, 2010

    Probably gone looking for the guy that gave him that haircut.