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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Pamela Walker
Date: August 21, 2003 Phone: (919) 716-3733

Prison escapee captured

MORGANTON Inmate Neal Tregre, who escaped from Western Youth Institution on Aug. 12, is back in state custody after Division of Prisons staff captured him in Charlotte late Wednesday night. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers helped arrest Tregre near downtown Charlotte.

Tregre now faces escape charges and other charges for crimes he allegedly committed during his escape. He already is serving a sentence of three years and three months after being convicted of breaking and entering in Craven County.

Another inmate, Randy Green, escaped with Tregre on Aug. 12, but was captured a few hours later. The two minimum custody inmates were assigned to an educational program and escaped from the training site located on Mt. Home Church Road in Morganton.

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ATTENTION EDITORS: For a digital photo and sentence history for inmate Neal Tregre (DOC #0752405) or Randy Green (DOC #0747830), visit the Department of Correction web site at www.doc.state.nc.us and click the link "Offender Search" or call the Public Information Office at (919) 716-3700.


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Public Information Office     4202 Mail Service Center     Raleigh NC 27699-4202
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