Wake County inmate escapes from work assignment, officials say

Larry Locklear in a photo from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Law enforcement are searching Wake County for 66-year-old Larry Locklear after he left his work assignment, officials said.

UPDATE: Authorities capture Wake County inmate who escaped from work assignment

Locklear is serving time at Wake Correctional Center as a habitual felon. He is projected to be released in October 2021.

The Department of Public Safety said Locklear was on work assignment in the Raleigh city limits and left sometime after 3 p.m.

If anyone has any information on Locklear’s whereabouts, please call 911 or call Wake Correctional Center at 919-733-7988.

While Locklear is currently serving a sentence for being a habitual felon, court records show he has previous convictions that include indecent liberties with a child in 1990 and assault on a female that same year.

He’s attempted to escape prison multiple times – in 1973 and 1974, records show.


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