North Carolina inmate escapes less than 2 months after 5 escaped

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NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities in Nash County are searching for an inmate who escaped the detention center Tuesday morning.

Terrell Gailand Miles, 29, of Rocky Mount, escaped the detention center at 11:41 a.m., the sheriff’s office said.

The Nash County Detention Center is the same place where five inmates escaped in late March.

According to the sheriff’s office, Miles is “believed to have stuffed materials in a door lock to render it inoperable.” The door that he jammed leads directly to the exercise yard. Once in the yard, Miles was able to push “out the lower part of the fence surrounding the exercise area to gain access to [the] perimeter passageway.” Once in the passageway, Miles was able to run “a short distance and then hopped [over] a six-foot fence to complete his escape.”

Miles shaved his head over the weekend and no longer has long hair like in the photos provided by the sheriff’s office, authorities said.

Miles was in the detention center on the following charges: one count of aid and abet armed robbery, one count of possession of firearm, one count of misdemeanor larceny, one count of contributing delinquency, and one count of reckless driving, authorities said.

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office, along with other local law enforcement agencies, is following up on leads, officials said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this inmate is asked to call 252-459-1510 or Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.

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