Missing prison inmate located; returned to custody

UPDATE:  4:30 pm, Dec. 20 - Inmate Kenneth Bolden has been located and returned to custody at Wilkes Correctional Center.

WILKESBORO – Corrections and law enforcement officers are seeking inmate

Kenneth Bolden #0577177

, a minimum-security inmate who left a work assignment at a Tyson Foods plant in Wilkesboro sometime this morning.

Bolden, 36, was serving 4 to 6 years as a habitual felon.  He was assigned to Wilkes Correctional Center and was due to be released in March.  Bolden is from the Lexington area and may attempt to travel there.

Anyone who has seen inmate Bolden or has information on this whereabouts should call local law enforcement or Wilkes Correctional Center at 336-667-4533.

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