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Inmate runs away during Polk County court appearance

Posted March 11, 2009

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— Deputies are searching for an inmate who ran away from a Polk County courthouse during a court appearance around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Department of Correction officials said in release.

Stephen Taylor, 43, was an inmate at Lumberton Correctional Institution, serving a one and a half year sentence for speeding to elude arrest and failure to heed lights/siren.

Authorities said Taylor was in Polk County Superior Court Wednesday for sentencing as a habitual felon.

Anyone who has seen Taylor or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Polk County Sheriff's Department at 828-894-3001.

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  • durham_nc Mar 11, 2009

    typo on first sentence:
    Deputies are searching for an inmate who ran ways from a Polk County courthouse

    "ran ways" should be "ran away"

  • scarletindurham Mar 11, 2009

    Funky Neighbor - Is that a Twin Peaks reference? He looks like of like the sheriff, if he were wet.

  • Funky Neighbor LEE Mar 11, 2009

    He's probably out searching for the one armed man.

  • bronzegoddess40 Mar 11, 2009

    Whoa!!!

  • DeeDee123 Mar 11, 2009

    "serving a one and a half year sentence for speeding to elude arrest"

    He wins this round!