UPDATE: Offender Reginald Jones was captured several hours in Sanford. He was spotted by correctional staff walking along NC Highway 42 and was taken into custody without incident. Jones has been taken to Central Prison in Raleigh. An investigation into the circumstances of his escape has begun.
Prison emergency response teams and local law enforcement are searching for minimum custody offender Reginald L. Jones (#1353652) who walked away from his work release job today in Sanford in Lee County.
Jones, 50, is a black male, six-foot tall, around 260 pounds. Of medium build, he has tattoos on both shoulders. He was discovered missing from the job site around 5 p.m.
Jones is serving a 20-year sentence for second-degree murder. He was admitted to prison on Jan. 11, 2013. His projected release date was Oct. 9, 2024.
If anyone has any information on Jones's whereabouts, please call 911 or call Sanford Correctional Institution at 919-776-4325.