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Authorities search for escaped prisoner in Granville County

Posted July 25, 2016 10:16 p.m. EDT
Updated July 28, 2016 6:51 p.m. EDT

Authorities said that Stephen Hicks, 35, had made a court appearance in Oxford and escaped while in transit between the courthouse and the Granville County Detention Center.

— The Granville County Sheriff’s Department are searching for an inmate who escaped from custody Monday afternoon.

Authorities said that Stephen Hicks, 35, had made a court appearance in Oxford and escaped while in transit between the courthouse and the Granville County Detention Center.

Hicks is serving a prison sentence for larceny of motor vehicles and assault and has a future federal prison term of 15 years for a 2015 bank robbery in Burlington, authorities said.

Anybody who sees Hicks or has information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911.