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Hoyle Mincey

SHELBY, N.C. — State and local investigators spent much of Saturday searching for an escaped inmate named Hoyle Mincey.

Shelby police said they pulled Mincey over around 3 a.m. Saturday.  They believe he ran into a wooded area near Dellinger and Charles roads.

At one point, reported WSOC, 45 officers searched by air and on ground with K-9s.

They said Mincey is a convict who escaped from Wateree Correctional Institution last weekend. He was serving a sentence for burglary.

Eyewitness News learned Mincey has several convictions for breaking and entering in North Carolina and tried to escape from prison at least five times.

SOURCE: WSOC

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