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Escaped inmate accused of assaulting NC deputy arrested

Edward Moore

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — An inmate who assaulted a Cumberland County deputy and then ran was arrested Saturday after a short standoff involving a hostage, officials say.

Deputies told WTVD they took Edward Moore into custody at a Quick Stop in Fayetteville. Authorities told our crew on the scene that one other person was in the car being held as a hostage.

Deputies broke through the glass of the vehicle and tased Moore. The other person was OK, according to authorities.

The Sheriff’s Office said Moore was seeking treatment at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Wednesday evening when he struggled with the deputy, got the deputy’s Taser, and ran out the entrance.