Escapee from Rocky Mount women's prison captured
Posted October 7, 2013
Rocky Mount, N.C. — Law enforcement authorities in Onslow County captured an inmate who escaped Monday morning from a Rocky Mount women’s prison.
Keith Acree, a spokesman for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, said Misty Dawn Gardner was taken into custody shortly before 4 p.m.
Further details about her capture weren't immediately available.
Prison officials believe Gardner might have scaled a fence at Fountain Correctional Center for Women sometime after 6:30 a.m., which was the last time she had been accounted for.
Gardner, 30, is from Onslow County and was serving approximately two years for a 2011 conviction for driving while impaired.
She was scheduled to be released in December.
According to the Department of Public Safety, Fountain Correctional Center is a minimum-security prison that houses 510 inmates.