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For Release: Contact: Keith Acree
Date: March 11, 2009 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Search underway for inmate who ran from courthouse

COLUMBUS – Sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers are searching for inmate Stephen Taylor #0401432, who ran from the Polk County courthouse during a court appearance at approximately 9:30Steven Taylor Wednesday morning.

 Taylor, 43, is an inmate at Lumberton Correctional Institution serving a 1 year 6 month sentence for speeding to elude arrest and failure to heed lights/siren.   He was in Polk County Superior Court today for sentencing as a habitual felon.

 Anyone who has seen Taylor or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Polk County Sheriff’s Department at (828) 894-3001.


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EDITORS: A digital photo of Stephen Taylor #0401432 is available by using the offender search on the NCDOC Web site at


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