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Theodis Beck

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For Release: Contact: Keith Acree
Date: March 17, 2008 Phone: 919 -716-3700

Search underway for three escaped inmates

 HOFFMAN - Corrections and law enforcement officers are searching for three inmates who escaped last night from the minimum-security unit at Morrison Correctional Institution in Richmond County.

 The three inmates were missing at an 11 p.m. count and are believed to have escaped the facility by scaling a razor wire fence.  All three were serving sentences for non-violent property crimes or drug crimes.

 The inmates are:

 Justin Shepard, 21, serving 8-10 months for larceny and possession of stolen goods (#0801372).

 Christopher Tadlock, 22, serving approximately 2.5 years for larceny and breaking and entering vehicles (#0803881).

 Jeffrey Winstead , 21, serving 13-16 months for attempted drug trafficking  (#1007574). 

 Anyone who has seen these inmates or has information on their whereabouts is asked to call Morrison Correctional Institution at 910-281-3161.

 Photos of the inmates are available by using the offender search on the NCDOC website at



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