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Inmate recaptured after walking away from Wake work detail

Posted January 25, 2019 3:55 p.m. EST
Updated January 28, 2019 3:54 p.m. EST

Darius K. Wilcher

— A Wake Correctional Center inmate who was reported missing from his approved work assignment in Raleigh was apprehended Friday afternoon in Knightdale, authorities said.

Darius K. Wilcher, 26, disappeared near New Bern Avenue around 12:45 p.m., authorities said. He was caught about three hours later.

Wilcher is a minimum-security inmate serving a drug-related sentence. He has previous convictions for assault with a deadly weapon on a government employee and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to state Department of Public Safety records.

He will be moved to a higher-security facility and will face charges for his escape, authorities said.