Inmate escapes from prison, caught hours later
Posted May 18, 2013
Updated May 19, 2013
Dallas, N.C. — An inmate who escaped from the Gaston Correctional Center Saturday has been caught.
Officials captured 22-year-old Jacob Hilton at 4:45 p.m. Saturday walking along NC-275, about four miles from the correctional center.
Hilton was serving a three-and-a-half year sentence for possession of a firearm by a felon and numerous counts of breaking and entering and larceny.
Hilton has no pending charges and was scheduled for release in October.
Gaston Correctional Center is a minimum-security prison located in Dallas, N.C. It houses approximately 250 male inmates who are nearing release.