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Inmate Escapes from Lexington Prison

Posted August 13, 1997

— There has been yet another case of lax security in a North Carolina prison. Tuesday, an inmate escaped from the Davidson Correctional Center in Lexington.

Charles McIver got away while on work detail for the department of transportation. Officials say there were no correctional officers on duty, and the inmates were not shackled at the time of the escape.

McIver was serving a five-year sentence for taking indecent liberties with a minor. He was found and captured in Durham Wednesday.

Meanwhile, three jailers in Cumberland County have been formally reprimanded in connection with the escape of two prisoners early last week. Authorities caught the inmates and put them back behind bars. The Cumberland County sheriff is planning new security measures.

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