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Escaped Inmate Captured in Clyde, NC

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N.C. Dept. of Public Safety says escaped inmate John R. Fullwood, 51, has been captured. N.C. Dept. of Public Safety says escaped inmate John R. Fullwood, 51, has been captured.
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. -

September 8th, 6:43 pm:

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety says escaped inmate John R. Fullwood was captured without incident at 5:20 pm Sunday in Clyde, NC.

They say Fullwood is being transported to Mountain View Correctional Center in Spruce Pine and will face a charge of felony escape.

Public Safety officials say Fullwood walked away from a work assignment at the North Carolina Arboretum Friday morning in Asheville.


September 7, 2013
Buncombe County is still on edge Saturday evening, as the search for John R. Fullwood, 51, continues according to officials with the County Jail.

Anyone who has seen Fullwood - or has knowledge of his location - should contact the Buncombe Correctional Center at (828)645-7630

September 6, 2013
Law officers in Asheville are trying to find an inmate who walked away from a work labor assignment Friday morning.

John R. Fullwood, 51, left his job assignment at the North Carolina Arboretum according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

Fullwood was assigned to Buncombe Correctional Center, a minimum-security prison, and is serving six to eight years for discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. 

He was due for release in September 2016. 

Corrections and law enforcement officers say Fullwood is from Haywood County and may attempt to travel there.

Anyone who has seen Fullwood - or has knowledge of his location - should contact the Buncombe Correctional Center at (828)645-7630

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