North Carolina inmate escapes from jail, may have stolen community college vehicle

Jason Mullen

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. — Deputies are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Alexander County Detention Center on Thursday evening, WSOC reports.

Officers said the inmate — identified as Jason Mullen, who is from the Statesville area — may have stolen a vehicle from the Catawba Valley Community College Alexander Center for Education and Applied Technology which is next to the jail.

Deputies believe Mullen may be in a stolen 1987 gray Dodge truck with license plate DKJ-7042.

Mullen was a trustee and took off while taking out the trash, according to deputies.

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