Escapee Captured and Heading Back to Prison


Law enforcement captured a Wake Correctional minimum custody offender who did not return from his work release job in Garner on Sept. 20, 2019.

Latroy Strickland (# 0565506) was picked up by the Raleigh Police Department before dawn today for crimes he allegedly committed while he was being sought for escape. According to police, he apparently gave an alias but his true identity was confirmed a few hours later.

Strickland was serving a four-year prison sentence for multiple larceny and drug convictions. He entered prison on March 20, 2018. He was scheduled for release on January 4, 2021.

Strickland will be charged with escape and returned to a higher custody prison later today, after he is arraigned on charges from the Raleigh Police Department of felony possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer and communicating threats. He is also facing charges for escape.

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