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