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Female Who Escaped From Prison Still On Run

Posted July 31, 2005

— On Sunday night, police were still searching for one of three females who escaped from the Raleigh Correctional Center for Women on Saturday afternoon.

Telisa Chapman

, 26, and

April Faulkner

, 23, were found and arrested in Martin County early Sunday morning, Department of Corrections officials said.

Crystal Glass

, 27, remains at large.

On Saturday at about 1:30 p.m., the Department of Corrections and the Raleigh Police Department began their search for the three females after prison guards noticed the inmates' absence during a head count.

The correctional facility, a minimum-security prison for women, is located on South State Street in downtown Raleigh.

"We're always concerned about safety, but the ladies did not have violent crimes and we have not had any indication here that they were violent," Joyce Kornegay, superintendent of the Raleigh Correctional Center for Women, said.

Chapman was serving time for possession of stolen goods, Faulkner for forgery, and Glass for possession of drugs.

Kornegay said the three females left the correctional facility together at some point between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. She said it appeared that the inmates escaped by climbing over a fence near the back of the facility.

The females, all originally from Eastern North Carolina, had been in prison for less than six months. None of the women had prison sentences that exceeded a year and four months. Glass was scheduled to be released from prison in October.

The last inmate to escape from the correctional facility was about a year and a half ago. That inmate was caught within a few hours.

If you have you any information about Glass' whereabouts, please contact the Raleigh Police Department at

(919)890-3555

.

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