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Date: Aug. 27, 2010 Phone: 919 -716-3700

Missing inmate back in custody

FAIRMONT- Inmate Matthew Oxendine, who ran from his Community Work Crew job Thursday evening, turned himself in just after 2 a.m. at the Fairmont Police Department. He will face an escape charge.

Oxendine, 36, was part of a Community Work Program crew of four inmates from Robeson Correctional Center in Lumberton who were working in the Town of Fairmont. He ran away late Thursday afternoon when the Fairmont van that was transporting the crew made a stop.

Oxendine is serving a minimum sentence of 3 years and 10 months after being convicted in 2008 of assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer. He was due for release in May 2012.


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