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Alvin W. Keller Jr.

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For Release: Contact: Pamela Walker
Date: Dec. 17, 2010 Phone: 919 -716-3700

Joseph Courtner

Search under way for missing inmate

LENOIR - Corrections and law enforcement officers are seeking Joseph Courtner (#0509765), a minimum-custody inmate, who left his litter crew assignment just before noon today.

The minimum-custody crew was picking up litter along N.C. Highway 18/Morganton Boulevard when the supervising correctional officer saw him run into the woods. 

Courtner was serving a 10-month sentence for driving while license revoked and resisting an officer.  He was assigned to the minimum-security Caldwell Correctional Center in Lenoir.

Anyone who has seen Courtner should call local law enforcement or Caldwell Correctional Center at 828-726-2509.


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