Authorities offer reward after ‘dangerous’ inmate escapes from NC jail

Robert Lee Ennis Jr.

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Authorities are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an inmate who escaped from the Duplin County Jail late Wednesday night.

Officials said Ronald Lee Ennis Jr., 30, escaped from the facility around 9:30 p.m.

He is described as 5’8″ and 140 pounds. Ennis has numerous tattoos on his body including on both arms, hand, and neck. He also has a distinctive tattoo of a star on his forehead and a tattoo under his right eye.

Ennis was last seen wearing his orange and white striped pants with a white thermal top and no shoes. Authorities consider him dangerous.

He is facing charges of burglary, assault on a female, breaking and entering, simple assault, and resisting arrest.

Contact the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office at 910-296-0115 or call 911 with information on his whereabouts.

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