Escaped Lee County inmate captured after 12 days on the run

Micahel D. Clark (DPS)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Authorities have captured a Sanford Correctional Center inmate who left his work assignment September 14, according to the Department of Public Safety.

Micahel D. Clark was captured in Marion just after 2:30 p.m.

Clark, 51, was working at Harnett Correctional Institution in Lillington when escaped.

Clark will be charged in connection with the escape, authorities said.

Clark is serving a sentence at Sanford Correctional Center for felony breaking and entering.

He was scheduled to be released in February 2020.

CBS North Carolina will update this story as it develops.

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