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Authorities capture inmate who escaped custody in Fayetteville

Posted June 19, 2018 6:43 a.m. EDT
Updated June 19, 2018 5:55 p.m. EDT

— Authorities said they have captured a convicted felon who escaped from custody early Tuesday morning.

According to officers with the Fayetteville Police Department, around 3 a.m., Martavious Ahmad Tyson, 23, escaped custody from a police officer.

Lt. Gary Womble said Tyson slipped away as the officer tried to lead him into the jail.

"At some point while he was at the jail attempting to process him or take him into the building, he opened the door to let him out of the vehicle. At that point, Mr. Martavious Tyson ran from him and was able to jump a security fence at the jail and get away from the officer," Womble said.

According to police, officers were conducting a traffic stop near Pamalee Drive when they approached Tyson's car. During the stop, Tyson was found to have an open container of alcohol and a stolen firearm.

Tyson was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Cumberland County Jail, where he made his escape, heading in the direction of Robeson Street.

Authorities said Tyson was captured before 4 p.m., along the Murchison Road corridor and taken into custody after making another attempt to flee.

Tyson was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, resisting a public officer, misdemeanor larceny, an open container violation and a rear lamp violation.

He was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under $110,000 secured bond.