Deputies capture man after escape from Randolph County prison

ASHEBORO, N.C. — The Randolph County Sheriff's Office captured a man after he escaped from Randolph County's correctional center, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

At about 8 a.m. Wednesday, Grady R. York, 49, went missing from the minimum security prison in Asheboro.

He was captured at about 12:29 p.m. in Staley.

NCDPS reports York hitched rides and knocked on the door of a home in Staley, about 17 miles away from the prison. The occupant called authorities, and York was taken into custody.

He will now be transferred to a higher custody facility and will be charged for escaping.

York was first admitted to the prison on May 8, 2014, and was set to serve 15 years for being a habitual felon. He had been convicted of larceny, breaking and entering and other property crimes.

He was scheduled for release on Sept. 11, 2023.

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