Inmate captured after injuring law enforcement officer in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police say an inmate has been captured after escaping and injuring a law enforcement officer in Greensboro on Friday.

A UNCG officer and security guard were on patrol when they encountered Joshua Lee Stewart, 33, and detained him before turning him over to the Greensboro Police Department.

Stewart was caught on the edge of campus near Spartan Village One. He was hiding his cuffed hands under a tank top, which is what caught the attention of the officer.

At about 9:40 a.m. on Friday, two Alamance County detention officers were in a van with 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.

He was captured without incident.

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