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Wanted man who napped in Chatham home captured in Florida

Posted June 11, 2015 5:24 p.m. EDT
Updated June 11, 2015 5:40 p.m. EDT

— A man who fled from North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers on Sunday and fled again when he was found napping in a Chatham County home the next day has been apprehended in Florida, authorities said Thursday.

Adrien Tyron Hurley, 19, of Chapel Hill Road in Burlington, ran from a state trooper after his vehicle was stopped on U.S. Highway 421 in southern Chatham County. He is wanted by Burlington police on a felony assault charge.

A Bear Creek woman found a man matching Hurley's description sleeping in her bed when she returned home Monday, and the man ran off wearing only pajama bottoms.

The search for Hurley caused a lockdown at Chatham Central High School on Monday, but authorities said they had no sightings of him in Chatham County since then.

He was taken into custody Thursday morning in Jacksonville, Fla.