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For Release: Contact: Mike Stater
Date: April 4, 2008 Phone: 919 -716-3700

Search underway for escaped inmate

 MARION - Corrections and law enforcement officers are searching for an inmate who escaped Friday morning from the minimum-security unit at Marion Correctional Institution in Marion.

 The inmate was noticed missing shortly after the 6 a.m. head count.  He escaped the facility by scaling a razor wire fence. 

 The inmate is Floyd A. Ramsey, 42, (#0335288) who is serving an 18-month sentence for possession of a firearm by a felon.

 Anyone who has seen the inmate or has information on hisr whereabouts is asked to call Marion Correctional Institution at (828) 659-7810 or by contacting law enforcement officers in Marion, McDowell, Mitchell or Avery Counties.

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



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