Authorities in Chatham County put a school on lockdown Monday while helicopters and dogs searched for a suspect who is dressed only in pajama bottoms and was found sleeping in a woman’s bed earlier Monday, officials said.
Investigators from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office are conducting the manhunt in the area of Bonlee Carbonton Road in Bear Creek for Adrien Tyron Hurley, age 19, of Chapel Hill Road in Burlington, said Captain Doug Stuart, Jail Administrator for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.
“As of 4 pm officers were utilizing search dogs, K9 units and the NC Highway Patrol helicopter to search the area where Hurley was seen shortly after 1 pm Monday,” Stuart said.
Earlier Monday, Chatham Central High School on NC Hwy 902 in Bear Creek was initially put on lock down, due to the manhunt, however as of 4 pm the students were released, Stuart said.
“Hurley is wanted by Burlington (Police) for felony assault charges and is entered into NCIC for his charges there. It is believed that Hurley fled from a Highway Patrol vehicle stop on Sunday afternoon in southern Chatham County on US 421,” Stuart said in a press release.
On Monday, a Chatham County woman who lives on Bonlee Carbonton Road “returned to her home to find someone sleeping in her bed,” Stuart said. That person matched the description of Hurley, who fled the residence on foot, according to Stuart.
“Hurley was last seen wearing pajama bottoms, no shirt or shoes. If you see you Hurley, do not confront him,” Stuart said.
Please contact the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office at 919-542-2911 or dial 911.