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Escaped NC Inmate

POLKTON, N.C. (WNCN) – The North Carolina Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement officers are on the lookout for an escaped inmate from a facility in Anson County.

DPS says the inmate, Kristopher McNeil, was discovered missing just after midnight Saturday morning.  Investigators believe he scaled the fence of the Brown Creek Minimum Unit in Polkton.  That’s about 45 miles east of Charlotte.  Thirty-four-year-old McNeil was serving a 14-year sentence for second degree murder.  He was scheduled for release in 2018.

Anyone with information is asked to contact local law enforcement or the Brown Creek Correctional Institution at (704) 694-2622.

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