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Wayne inmate caught after attack and escape

Posted January 21, 2009 12:51 p.m. EST
Updated January 21, 2009 4:54 p.m. EST

— An inmate was recaptured late Monday after escaping from the Wayne County Jail, authorities said Wednesday.

A detention officer at the jail was removing a mop bucket from Christin Ray Godette's cell when Godette beat and choked him to the point that the officer passed out, authorities said. Godette used the officer's handcuffs to secure him and used his keys to escape, authorities said.

Detention officers, Wayne County deputies and Goldsboro police officers used dogs to track Godette to the West Haven area of Goldsboro, where he was arrested about a half-hour after his escape, authorities said.

The detention officer who was attacked was treated at and released from Wayne Memorial Hospital, authorities said.

Godette faces felony charges in the assault and escape, authorities said.