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Authorities use K9s to track down inmate who escaped from Anson County prison

Posted April 27, 2016 6:55 a.m. EDT
Updated April 27, 2016 1:36 p.m. EDT

Devin Brown

— Officials from the Department of Public Safety used canines to track down a 22-year-old man who escaped early Wednesday from the Brown Creek Correctional Institution in Anson County.

Devin Brown, who was serving a five-year sentence for habitual impaired driving, escaped from a minimum-security unit shortly after midnight, officials said. He had been scheduled for release in March 2019.

Authorities captured Brown in a wooded area near Landis, a town in Rowan County.

No other information about his escape has been released.