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Escaped inmate returned to custody

Posted August 13, 2008 4:27 p.m. EDT
Updated August 13, 2008 11:07 p.m. EDT

— A state prison inmate who walked away from work duty at a Department of Transportation facility in Shelby on Friday was captured Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman with the Department of Correction said.

A telephone tip led officers to Jason Norris in Fallston.

Norris, who is serving time at the Rutherford Correctional Center in Spindale for a drug possession conviction, will be charged with escape, officials said.