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Alvin W. Keller Jr.

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For Release: Contact: Keith Acree
Date: Feb. 4, 2009 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Prison escapee captured in Surry County

 NORTH WILKESBORO – An inmate who escaped from Wilkes Correctional Center on Jan. 11th was captured this afternoon in Surry County by Department of Correction officers and sheriff’s deputies.Gregory L. Blevins

 Gregory L. Blevins, 23, escaped three weeks ago by scaling a fence at the minimum-security prison in North Wilkesboro.  He was serving a two-year, five-month sentence for several misdemeanor crimes including assault on a female, assault on a law enforcement officer and driving while intoxicated. 

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A photo of the inmate is available by using the offender search on the NCDOC website at


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