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Teen who escaped custody Thursday captured in Dudley

Posted February 23, 2012
Updated February 24, 2012

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— A teenager who escaped juvenile detention custody in Goldsboro was captured in Dudley late Thursday night, more than 12 hours after he overpowered officers during a court visit and fled.

Ishmael Jamal Bunch, 16, is assigned to a detention center in Concord, but was being transported to Goldsboro Thursday for a court date when he escaped.

Officers found him around 11 p.m. in a house on Rex Court in the Rollingwood subdivision in Dudley.

After his escape, authorities said Bunch ran into a nearby neighborhood and broke into a home. The homeowner returned during the break-in, and Bunch blindfolded and handcuffed the man using the cuffs from which he broke free.

Two other teenagers, 18-year-old Alexander Rickey Shaw Jr. and 18-year-old Dearron Dequan Strickland were also arrested Thursday for helping Bunch in the robbery he committed after escaping. Officers found them at a home on Dell Drive in Dudley around 5:30 p.m.

Shaw Jr. and Strickland were taken to Wayne County Detention Center and face charges of second-degree kidnapping, common law robbery and felony breaking and entering. They were placed under a $75,000 secured bond.

Bunch, who is in the Wayne County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond, faces charges of second-degree kidnapping, common law robbery, felony breaking and entering, felony escape and assault on a government employee.

Authorities say Bunch, who has a history of violence, is originally from Goldsboro and that his mother still lives there.

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  • City Boy Feb 24, 2012

    "Apparently there are a lot of Prophets commenting today. All of them already know what this child's future holds.

    "Coach K is still GREAT writes:"Perhaps, you will need something like this to happen to you before "YOU GET IT" It is

    a sad situation that people with such attitudes work in juvenile detention!" written by HENZOO2.

    CoachK is just being honest. This child as you refer to him will take you out as quick as look at you and not feel one bit of regret. Is it sad, of course it is, and I wish it were not so but there is an old saying that goes "If the truth hurts it should". And the odds are that we will see him again.

  • henzoo2 Feb 24, 2012

    Apparently there are a lot of Prophets commenting today. All of them already know what this child's future holds.

    Coach K is still GREAT writes:"Perhaps, you will need something like this to happen to you before "YOU GET IT" It is a sad situation that people with such attitudes work in juvenile detention!

  • carrboroyouth Feb 24, 2012

    Wow... gets out and instantly commits a break-in and a robbery. That was fast! Obviously one of those recidivism types. Don't let him get out ever.

  • dwr1964 Feb 24, 2012

    This kid has already met the criteria to become listed as a habitual offender. Why not just lock him up now so he never has the ability to have another headline written about him which reads, "Teen who escaped kills woman during carjacking"? The problem is that he has a violent temper and that is on record, and nobody has done anything to stop him. Oh sure he got locked up, but only to get out and commit another crime. Just keep him since he has already prooven himself to be of no use to the free society.

  • Coach K is still GREAT Feb 24, 2012

    "Is kids like this that make me glad I am allowed to carry a firearm. Now if the government of this state would make some laws to make it legal to just get rid of them then alot of our problems would be gone........Just know I am going to hear alot on that but lets look at how kids are today. "

    Perhaps some day you will get your heart's desire and get to kill someone. do yo also carry a file for the notch on the gun?
    piene2
    February 24, 2012 8:25 a.m.
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    Perhaps one day... it will be THIS PERSON or someone else witha a gun and a file... who saves your life or one of your loved ones life, MAYBE... if you ever have a gun or knife put in your face... you will think differently. I worked in juvenile detention for almost 15 years, these kids don't care about the outcomes of the situations that they put themselves in or anyone "that get's in their way"

    Perhaps, you will need something like this to happen to you before "YOU GET IT " !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bikinibare Feb 24, 2012

    He was able to overpower police "officers" and make it to Dudley before they caught him that NIGHT....jeeze

  • TITAN4X4 Feb 24, 2012

    Rebelyell55

    He/ they wanted a new pair of the air jordans with 6 fingers.

  • davisgw Feb 24, 2012

    It would have saved the state a lot of money if he had broken into a home where the home owner was armed and ready to defend his castle. And no I am not out to shoot anyone but some deserve earn the punishment.

  • City Boy Feb 24, 2012

    "City Boy -- we could get lucky and he breaks into the wrong house and get a one way ride to the grave." Bob3425

    Bob, As sad as it might be I can assure you that he or anyone like him will not be hurting me or mine.

  • TITAN4X4 Feb 24, 2012

    WRAL! Why wasn't my comment posted? It didn't violate your policies. I only said that they would likely become repeat offenders and escaping doesn't show any attempt to change behavior!

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