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Authorities Recover Gun Stolen In Inmate's Escape Attempt

Posted September 6, 2002 5:58 a.m. EDT

— A gun stolen from a Hoke County sheriff's deputy and used by a inmate to escape, has now been recovered.

The gun was found Friday near a bridge at Old Creedmoor Road. The location is not far from the area, where earlier in the week, a Hoke County deputy crashed, while transporting inmate Richard Elliott.

Elliott allegedly stole the deputy's gun and was on the run for nearly four hours before he was recaptured.