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Alvin W. Keller Jr.

North Carolina Department of Correction

For Release: Contact: Keith Acree
Date: Jan. 22, 2010 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Search underway after inmate fails to return from work release job

James Dockins

 ASHEVILLE - Corrections and law enforcement officers are seeking inmate James Dockins #0524562, who failed to return Friday to Buncombe Correctional Center.  Dockins finished his work release shift at approximately 3:30 p.m. at WNC Pallet in Candler, but did not board a van to return to the prison with other inmates.

 Dockins, 38, was convicted as a habitual felon and sentenced to a maximum 10 years and 11 months in prison.  He was due for release in May 2011. 

 Buncombe Correctional Center is a minimum-security prison for men in Asheville. It houses approximately 180 inmates.

 Anyone with information on Dockins' whereabouts is asked to call Buncombe Correctional Center at 828-645-7630 or call your local police.



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