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For Release: Contact: Keith Acree
Date: June 23, 2009 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Escapee Michael Littlejohn captured in Catawba

 CATAWBA - Inmate Michael Littlejohn, who escaped from Gaston Correctional Center Saturday morning, was captured at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the town of Catawba.  He was located in a vacant house and taken into custody without incident.  Littlejohn was serving a 58-year sentence for armed robbery, larceny and assault on a government officer.

 The Department of Correction was assisted in the search for Littlejohn by the sheriff's departments in Lincoln and Catawba counties, police departments in Gastonia, Lincolnton and Hickory, the State Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service.

 Littlejohn has been taken to Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville where he will be housed until he faces escape charges in court.


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