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Escaped Wake Inmate Found in Indiana

A man who escaped from prison while serving a sentence for a Wake County rape has been living in Indiana, authorities said.

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James Midyette
RALEIGH — A man who escaped from prison while serving a 60-year sentence for a Wake County rape was captured in Indiana on Saturday.

Joseph Dixon Midyette was arrested on a DUI charge early Saturday, according to a Hancock County, Ind., sheriff's deputy. After Midyette was placed in jail, the sheriff's office learned he had at least 13 aliases, at least six different Social Security numbers and six different dates of birth.

Midyette was convicted in Indiana for a rape and served five years of a 10-year sentence. He was released in 1991.

Since that time, Midyette had been living in Indiana under a different name. He was also married and ran his own business.

Officials plan to extradiate Midyette to North Carolina, but details have not yet been worked out.


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