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Date: Nov. 25, 2008 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Escaped inmate captured in Jackson County

Webb, Travis LeonSYLVA – A Foothills Correctional Institution inmate who escaped in 2005 was captured Monday about 4:45 p.m. on Camp Creek Road in Jackson County.

Correctional officers, deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Sylva Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol acted on a tip and located Travis Leon Webb, 44, (#0429480) near Sylva.  He rammed a deputy’s vehicle with a late-model Chevrolet Lumina and was captured following a pursuit and a foot chase.

Webb walked away from a road work crew on April 20, 2005.  He was serving a felony breaking and entering conviction from McDowell County.  Additional charges are pending with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.



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