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Robeson escapee back in jail

Posted October 5, 2009

A man who escaped from the Robeson County Detention Center Sept. 29 was back in custody Monday, the sheriff's office said.

Jamal Antonio McRae, 18, claimed to be having chest pains, then assaulted the detention officer who was escorting him to get medical attention and fled, the sheriff's office said.

He was located over the weekend at the Knights Inn in Lumberton and arrested without incident, the sheriff's office said.

McRae was being held on charges of kidnapping, attempted murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon inflicting serious injury for crimes committed in four counties.

According to state Department of Correction records, he was on probation at the time of his arrest in March.


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  • Diabolical Oct 5, 2009

    Did you make sure to put him in cuffs this time. lol

  • Just the facts mam Oct 5, 2009

    Good job catching him!!!

  • fatchanceimwrong Oct 5, 2009

    I guess if this criminal had lived in Wake County and had been able to benefit from the school system's diversity efforts, he'd be a fine upstanding citizen by now. It'd be nice to see some judges keep criminals like this in thier cages where they belong. These judges know that they are turning out these violent criminals to prey on the public again, but don't care. Perhaps when some of these judges become the victims of violent criminals they'll change thier tune. At least this thug is back in his cage and hopefully he'll stay there for a little while.