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Escaped Inmate Found at Mother's House

Posted January 11, 2008

— A Johnston County Jail inmate who escaped Wednesday night was found at his mother’s house off Poole Road in Raleigh and taken into custody, authorities said Friday.

Tony Cole, 18, had been taken to the sheriff’s office for questioning about a case Wednesday night when he escaped. As Cole was being walked back to the jail, he ran off at about 10 p.m.

He was wearing his jail suit and handcuffs, and his shirt was found a short distance away from the jail, authorities said.

Cole is from Raleigh and had been in the jail since Jan. 2, accused of breaking and entering and larceny.


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  • Karmageddon Jan 12, 2008


    And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole.
    No-one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried.
    Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading, I denied.
    That leaves only me to blame 'cos Mama tried.

  • newlife805 Jan 12, 2008

    Most escapees usually return to their home towns. While it is not bright, it is usually pretty predictable. Their home towns, where they were living before prison, is the first place they look.

  • howdiditgettothis Jan 11, 2008

    I agree with Nancy. I disagree with Wake Mom and MF.

    Race makes no difference in my mind.
    You do the crime, you pay the time.

    Children don't spontaneously appear in one's home.
    The PARENT is the one who CHOSE to have the child, and is SOLELY responsible for the upbringing of the child.

    It is up to the parent to teach morals, respect, responsibility, and anything else the child will need to know for a LIFETIME.

    School, community, and church have potential roles as well....but is up to the PARENT (who is supposed to be the adult) to protect and nurture the child.

  • jse830fcnawa030klgmvnnaw+ Jan 11, 2008

    This guy's mother should also go to jail. She could have called the police to retrieve her son (and she could do that while away from the house). Of course, she could have not known that her son was in trouble, but I doubt that.

  • clickclackity2 Jan 11, 2008

    I hope the class cookies were store bought... Sorry..you can let me have it for that.

    But, seriously he is definitely a true mommas boy. However, no excuses. You do the crime, you pay the crime. He's not a child stealing from a candy store.

  • WilloWSnapper Jan 11, 2008

    MF, I do volunteer at church to help the young, do you ?

  • mf Jan 11, 2008

    Who teaches the Sunday School for your children, who chaperone's the school field trip, who bakes the class cookies, who sponsor's the youth groups, who plans and chaperone's the prom, who writes the children's books, who buys them, who reads to the children on volunteer day at school, who volunteers to be a crossing guard, who participates in neighborhood watches, who plans community children activities ... Apparently not you. How sad you are so selfish. No wonder we have such a growing problem with our young people. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope that as you mature you will realize your responsibility as a human being to other people.

  • wcnc Jan 11, 2008

    It does not take a village to raise a child (sorry Hillary!!)- It takes a parent!! And sorry, but I'm too busy correctly parenting my own children to spend too much time parenting someone else's......

  • mf Jan 11, 2008

    wcnc, it is true that a person is tried as an adult at age 16 in North Carolina, however they are held at a juvenile facility until they are 18 and then transfered to the adult facilities. I don't know the kid or the mom, but without all the facts I wouldn't condemn either. Unfortunately, it is very true when we hear the old saying "It takes a whole village to raise a child." How many of you do positive things for the young people in your neighborhoods or communities? Having had a career working with teenagers, I am sure that the number is very few.

  • wakemom Jan 11, 2008

    snicker.. white guy gets in trouble, poor guy. he came from a unstable home. we dont know his problem. people please leave him a lone.................. black kid gets in trouble, where were his parents?? thug....why do black people always committ crimes? i blame society and busing the kids in the school system away from home.

    i hear these comments all the time up here.