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William Bailey

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – An inmate who escaped from the emergency room at Forsyth Medical Center Sunday morning has been captured.

William Bailey, 31, was caught in Winston-Salem at about 4 p.m. after he allegedly escaped just before 7 a.m. earlier that day.

Bailey had escaped from the custody of a correctional officer while at an emergency room.

Bailey and the officer were on their way back to Forsyth Correctional, a minimum security facility, when Bailey escaped, according to authorities.

He was serving about a 3-year-sentence for several counts of possession with intent to sell a controlled substance and was scheduled for release in May 2017.