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Escaped inmate recaptured in Lumberton

Posted July 8, 2013

— An inmate who escaped Monday morning from the Robeson Correction Center in Lumberton was recaptured a few hours later, authorities said.

Corrections officers and deputies from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Department apprehended Shanendoa Hunt at about 10:30 a.m. at a mobile home off Pittman Road near Lumberton.

State Department of Public Safety officials didn't say how he escaped the minimum-security facility that houses about 270 men.

Hunt is serving eight years for multiple convictions, including breaking and entering and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon. He also will face felony escape charges.

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  • Bartmeister Jul 8, 1:24 p.m.

    Obviously not the brightest lamp in the chain, but he probably fled to a relatives or close acquaintance's place for hiding. First place authorities check. Welcome home convict!

  • straitlover1965 Jul 8, 1:10 p.m.

    Glad to hear they captured him. My mother works not too far from that prison, and I was worried for her. Didn't know if he might try to rob the store, etc.

  • TheVoice42 Jul 8, 12:49 p.m.

    Yes, I'm well versed in DPS. I worked for them for 10.5 years. And in regards to furloughs and home passes, it's a common practice in various prison systems for those that are pending release to acclimate themselves back to society by having home visits.

    If it's being used to in fact allow the inmate to transition back to society to where they can become honest, hard-working citizens - I'm for it. But if they're using them to get back into the life of crime, then I'm not for it.

    But after looking at his record, he's not eligible for work/study release or home passes. So he either went over the fence or left a work crew. Again, great job by DPS and RCSO to bring him back into custody!

  • Brogden Jul 8, 12:02 p.m.

    Notice that Knighttime42 - obviously very well versed in DPS ways - says Hunt could have been on a "home visit". Don't you just love a penal system that lets prisoners serving time for assault with a deadly weapon go "home for the weekend"!!!!

  • TheVoice42 Jul 8, 11:36 a.m.

    Great job DPS and RCSO!

  • TheVoice42 Jul 8, 11:34 a.m.

    "State Department of Public Safety officials did not say how Shanendoa Hunt escaped the minimum-security facility that houses about 270 men. Because they were not doing the job we as taxpayers pay for..." - Sherlock

    Anyone making this type of statement has never worked in a prison facility (nor ever would) but knows everything there is to know about one (and they're dreaming).

    The inmate could have went over a fence, left his work detail, or escape via a home visit (by not returning at his designated time) - and DPS is witholding that info until it's all confirmed. They want to get all of their facts confirmed before releasing that info. But rest assured DPS is in search mode to find and return Inmate Hunt into custody. Good luck and Good Hunting, DPS!

    Instead of complaining about how an agency is run, why not go and work for them so you can put your money where your mouth is?

  • Sherlock Jul 8, 8:51 a.m.

    State Department of Public Safety officials did not say how Shanendoa Hunt escaped the minimum-security facility that houses about 270 men. Because they were not doing the job we as taxpayers pay for...

  • hapd Jul 8, 8:48 a.m.

    How did this inmate escape? There is more information known about this then what has been reported. Why aren't the facts available??