• Escaped inmate captured in Catawba County

    By: Dave Faherty

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    ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. - Authorities captured inmate Michael Brown, who escaped from a work assignment in Taylorsville on Friday afternoon.

    Brown is serving at least 6 1/2 years after convictions for breaking and entering and as a habitual felon, according to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.  
     
    He left his work assignment at the Alexander County Animal Shelter sometime after 2:30 p.m. and was believed to have stolen a county-owned pickup truck from the shelter.   
     
    The truck was later found along Burgess Road in Taylorsville.

    Brown was located in a wooded area off of Highway 16 in Catawba County.

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