Escaped inmate captured (no, not that one) | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Monday, June 29, 2015

Escaped inmate captured (no, not that one)

Posted by on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 9:39 AM

David Sweat, the inmate whose prison escape in New York led to a three-week manhunt that ended yesterday near the Canadian border, wasn't the only prisoner on the lam this weekend.

In North Carolina, law enforcement officials were also in search for a convicted murderer who escaped Friday evening from the Brown Creek Correctional Institution, a minimum-level prison in Polkton.

The hunt for Kristopher McNeil, 29, ended yesterday at around 11 p.m., after citizens recognized him walking along Old Highway 52 near the Davidson/Forsyth County border. After his capture, McNeil was booked at the Davidson County Jail. He is scheduled to be transferred to Central Prison in Raleigh. 

Brown Creek food service officer Kendra Lynette Miller, 33, has been charged with sex with an inmate, providing an electronic device to an inmate, harboring a fugitive and abetting a fugitive. Her bond was set at $500,000. 

McNeil was serving a 14-year sentence for second degree murder. He was scheduled for release in 2018. Officials discovered him missing shortly after midnight Saturday morning. They believe he scaled a fence surrounding the prison and fled. 

"We appreciate the many law enforcement agencies working closely by the department's side working to get McNeil back in custody," George Solomon, director of prisons, said in a statement. "We are especially grateful to the citizens who called in tips and anyone who aided in his capture without anyone getting hurt." 
Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

Herbal supplements have existed for thousands of years and can be traced during several different cultures. As for now. Herbs …

by FRANK TERRY on Study: N.C. among 10 states with highest HIV infection, death rates (News)

Middleton and Schewel were right to vote no. We elected the city council to make decisions on the budget - …

by Durham451 on Durham Residents Will Get to Tell the City How to Spend $2.4 Million (News)

Most Recent Comments

Herbal supplements have existed for thousands of years and can be traced during several different cultures. As for now. Herbs …

by FRANK TERRY on Study: N.C. among 10 states with highest HIV infection, death rates (News)

Middleton and Schewel were right to vote no. We elected the city council to make decisions on the budget - …

by Durham451 on Durham Residents Will Get to Tell the City How to Spend $2.4 Million (News)

I agree with all the comments. The board is and has been controlling everything. Nancy has been a puppet. She …

by Kay Bonquiqui on Breaking: Nancy Errichetti, Head of the Montessori School of Raleigh, Arrested for Allegedly Aiding and Abetting Sexual Abuse (News)

I agree with Momof6. I know some of the teachers that did not have their contracts renewed and they absolutely …

by shocked on Breaking: Nancy Errichetti, Head of the Montessori School of Raleigh, Arrested for Allegedly Aiding and Abetting Sexual Abuse (News)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation