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Escaped inmate captured in Anson County

Posted May 11, 2010 12:00 p.m. EDT

— Anson County sheriff's deputies captured an escaped inmate Tuesday when they stopped him driving a stolen car.

Brian Knotts, an inmate at the minimum-security unit at Brown Creek Correctional Institution in Polkton, walked away from a work-release assignment at Pilgrim's Pride chicken processing plant in Marshville Sunday night.

When deputies pulled him over, on Brown Creek Church Road near Wadesboro at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, he attempted to run. Officers from the Division of Prisons Fugitive Squad used bloodhounds to track him and took him back into custody.

Knotts was serving a minimum sentence of 12 years and 3 months after being convicted as a habitual felon, habitual impaired driver and for driving with a revoked license. He was due for release in January 2011.

Authorities said they think he stole the car from the Pilgrim's Pride parking lot.