Local News

Wake County inmate leaves work release job, assaults man

Posted August 5

Tyshawn Ford

— A Wake County inmate on work release assaulted a man on Saturday while he was supposed to be working, corrections officials said.

Tyshawn Ford was supposed to report to work at 5 a.m. Officials said Ford is a "minimum custody" inmate, and he has been in the work release program for a while without any incident.

At some point during his release, Ford left and assaulted a man. He was later taken back into custody.

Ford was charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury and breaking and entering with terrorize/injure, according to online jail logs.

Corrections officials would not say what Ford's job was or how he got away.

The details of the assault are unclear.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all