Convicted double murderer escapes from NC prison



HALIFAX COUNTY, N.C. - Police are asking for the public’s help to track down a convicted murderer who escaped a North Carolina prison.

They said James Ladd left his job working at a prison farm in Halifax County Sunday.

Ladd had been working on a tractor, but officials found it abandoned.

He was convicted in 1981 for shooting and killing two men on a Yadkin County farm.

Police have not said why the double-murderer was being held at a minimum security prison.