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Escaped Inmate Found at Mother's House

Posted January 11, 2008 8:29 a.m. EST
Updated January 11, 2008 9:19 a.m. EST

— A Johnston County Jail inmate who escaped Wednesday night was found at his mother’s house off Poole Road in Raleigh and taken into custody, authorities said Friday.

Tony Cole, 18, had been taken to the sheriff’s office for questioning about a case Wednesday night when he escaped. As Cole was being walked back to the jail, he ran off at about 10 p.m.

He was wearing his jail suit and handcuffs, and his shirt was found a short distance away from the jail, authorities said.

Cole is from Raleigh and had been in the jail since Jan. 2, accused of breaking and entering and larceny.