NC inmate accused of escaping, stealing truck caught

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Michael Brown (Images: WSOC-TV)

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina inmate accused of escaping prison and stealing a truck has been captured, according to WSOC-TV.

Authorities captured Michael Brown, who escaped from a work assignment in Taylorsville on Friday afternoon, according to officials.

Brown is serving at least 6 1/2 years after convictions for breaking and entering and as a habitual felon, according the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Brown allegedly left his work assignment at the Alexander County Animal Shelter sometime after 2:30 p.m. and was believed to have stolen a county-owned pickup truck from the shelter.

Authorities said the truck was later found along Burgess Road in Taylorsville and Brown was found in a wooded area off of Highway 16 in Catawba County.