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North Carolina murder suspect recaptured after brief escape

Posted October 14

— An inmate charged with first-degree murder who escaped from an Orange County transport van has been recaptured.

The sheriff's department told local media that a 17-year-old jumped from the van around 1:30 a.m. Friday in Hillsborough but was captured several hours later.

The teen was being transferred from the Rockingham County jail when he escaped. Officials say he had lived in the area previously.

Sheriff's deputies said the teen was caught less than a mile from where he escaped around 6:45 a.m. Friday.

The teen had been restrained with leg irons, handcuffs and a belly chain. He was still restrained and wearing a prison jumpsuit when he was caught.

He is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony probation violation.


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