Escaped inmate caught in Johnston County

Larry Locklear (WTVD photo)

RALEIGH - An inmate who escaped from a work maintenance group on Monday was captured Tuesday morning.

N.C. Department of Public Safety spokesperson Jerry Higgins said Larry J. Locklear was captured along I-95 around 7:30 a.m. He was working with a group in Johnston County on I-95 when he went missing. State Highway Patrol Trooper H.C. Wiseman arrested Locklear without incident.

Locklear, 66, was on a work assignment in Raleigh with a minimum custody inmate. He faces escape charges and will be demoted from minimum custody, Higgins said in a press release.

Locklear was scheduled for release in October 2021.

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