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Updated: Two offenders who escaped from a prison facility in Lumberton yesterday were caught on foot around three hours later by Department of Public Safety searchers. They were sent to a higher custody level facility and will be charged with felony escape.

Offender Semajs Short (#1539014), 24, died after he was attacked in a housing area at the prison by a number of other offenders at 2:14 p.m. today.

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice is actively seeking an offender serving a portion of his active sentence outside of prison who has absconded from his residential location in the city of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County.

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice is actively seeking an offender serving a portion of his active sentence outside of prison who has absconded from his residential location in the city of Rocky Mount in Nash County.

RALEIGH — An officer at Columbus Correctional Institution in Whiteville was assaulted this morning by an offender.

State correctional and local law enforcement officers are seeking Foothills Correctional Institution minimum custody offender John Curtis Anderson (#1338690), who escaped from the Morganton prison this morning by climbing a fence at the minimum custody portion of the facility and running away.

Foothills Correctional Institution minimum custody offender John Curtis Anderson (#1338690), who escaped Thursday morning by climbing a fence at the minimum custody portion of the facility and running away, was captured Thursday afternoon in a wooded area approximately three miles from the prison

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice is actively seeking an offender serving a portion of his active sentence outside of prison who has absconded from his residential location in Cabarrus County.

An offender participating in Extending the Limits of Confinement (ELC) who absconded from his approved residence in Avery County last month has been apprehended.

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