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Theodis Beck

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Date: March 18, 2008 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Three escaped inmates captured

 HOFFMAN - Three inmates who escaped Sunday night from the minimum-security unit at Morrison Correctional Institution were captured today within five miles of the prison.

 Justin Shepard, Christopher Tadlock and Jeffrey Winstead scaled a fence and left the prison before 11 p.m. Sunday.

 This morning, a citizen's tip led sheriff's deputies and corrections officers to a home on Millbrook Road in Richmond County where the three escaped inmates had stopped and asked to use the telephone.   All three were arrested without incident at approximately 10:45 a.m.



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