Inmate faces more time after brief prison escape - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Inmate faces more time after brief prison escape

Posted: Updated:
DENVER, N.C. -

A North Carolina inmate due for release in five months is facing additional prison time after a brief escape from a minimum-security lockup.
    
The state Department of Public Safety says 22-year-old Jacob Hilton was reported missing after an inmate count Saturday afternoon at Gaston Correctional Center in Dallas.
    
Agency spokesman Keith Acree says Hilton was captured nearly four hours later walking along a highway about four miles from the prison.
    
Hilton was serving three-and-a-half years for possession of a firearm by a felon and numerous counts of breaking and entering and larceny. He was scheduled for release in October.
    
Acree says Hilton will be charged with a felony for the escape.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman Gives Birth To Baby Weighing Over 19 Pounds

    Woman Gives Birth To Baby Weighing Over 19 Pounds

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:39:10 GMT
    Photo of Akbar Risuddin, a 19.2 pound baby who was born in Indonesia. (Credit: Associated Press)Photo of Akbar Risuddin, a 19.2 pound baby who was born in Indonesia. (Credit: Associated Press)
    A woman in Indonesia's has given birth to the country's heaviest-ever newborn.
    A woman in Indonesia's has given birth to the country's heaviest-ever newborn.
  • Savannah Man Wanted in Connection to Teen's Murder

    Savannah Man Wanted in Connection to Teen's Murder

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:16:14 GMT
    18-year-old Jo'Andre Robbins18-year-old Jo'Andre Robbins
    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are requesting the public's help in locating a Savannah man charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old teen in the Carver Village last area Saturday night.
    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are requesting the public's help in locating a Savannah man charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old teen in the Carver Village last area Saturday night.
  • Teen Charged in Businessman's Shooting

    Teen Charged in Businessman's Shooting

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:58:08 GMT
    A teenager has been arrested in connection with a shooting and robbery earlier this month along Waters Avenue.
    A teenager has been arrested in connection with a shooting and robbery earlier this month along Waters Avenue.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.