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Offender Escaped From Craggy Correctional Center

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Asheville – State correctional and local law enforcement officers from Woodfin Police Department are seeking Craggy Correctional Center minimum custody inmate David W. Hinkle (#0716211), who was reported missing from the facility at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Maury Offender Dies in Apparent Suicide

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Offender Benjamin Williford (#1537738) died Tuesday afternoon at Maury Correctional Institution after an apparent suicide. He was found unresponsive in his cell at about 1:20 p.m. Prison medical staff and local paramedics responded and worked to resuscitate the offender but were unsuccessful.

Juvenile escapes from home leave in Lincolnton

Sunday, December 16, 2018

LINCOLNTON - A juvenile committed through the juvenile justice system to the custody of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice and placed at the Chatham Youth Development Center has failed to return from a home leave with his family.

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