• NC inmate who escaped during medical procedure recaptured near Asheville


    ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A North Carolina inmate who escaped for the second time was recaptured early Thursday morning after being spotted behind a television station.

    Michael Calloway escaped custody during a medical procedure Wednesday in Asheville.


    "They had him remove the shackles and handcuffs,” said Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan. “He had a waist chain, shackles and handcuffs on, but they had to be removed for the procedure that he was in the doctor's office for."

    Authorities said Calloway attacked an officer and ran into woods nearby.

    Channel 9's TV partner WLOS said one of its producers called 911 after seeing Calloway on their way into work Thursday morning. They said he went into the lobby of a medical building. 

    Calloway escaped in Watauga County in 2014 when he walked away from his work assignment.

    He was serving a 12-year sentence for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

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