Inmate escapes after injuring law enforcement officer in Greensboro

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Joshua Lee Stewart
Joshua Lee Stewart

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police and Alamance County deputies are looking for an escaped inmate who injured a law enforcement officer in Greensboro.

At about 9:40 a.m., two Alamance County detention officers were in a van with Joshua Lee Stewart and another inmate being transported from Guilford County Jail to Alamance County Jail.

Stewart had been charged with failure to appear and was handcuffed in the front during the transport.

Stewart told the detention officers that he was sick and had to vomit. The officer pulled over at Arlington and East McCulloch Street in Greensboro to render aid by giving Stewart a vomit bag.

Stewart found a Chevy SUV nearby with the keys in the ignition. He then got in.  

The detention officer tried to open up the driver side door but was dragged along for a few blocks. FOX8 is told he has minor bumps and bruises and is expected to be OK.

For over four hours, officers and K-9 units searched the area, looking for Stewart. 

Greensboro police say they were called in to help Alamance County deputies in the search.

Stewart will be charged with felony escape, felony assault with a deadly weapon and felony larceny of a motor vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Guilford County Crimestoppers at  336-373-1000 or Alamance County Crimestoppers at: (336) 229-7100

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Joshua Lee Stewart, call the Greensboro-Guilford Crimestoppers (336) 373-1000 or Alamance County Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100.

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