Thursday, September 27, 2012

Authorities Capture Escaped NC Prisoner

The NC Department of Public Safety announced today that Alcohol Law Enforcement agents, together with officers with the Department of Corrections, captured an escaped prisoner in Halifax County.

Fifty-one year-old James Ladd escaped from a prison farm outside Tillery Prison on Sunday. His abandoned tractor was discovered before noon. After four days on the loose, agents captured Ladd near the prison farm where he escaped.

Ladd was imprisoned for the shooting deaths of two Yadkin County men in 1981. He was serving three consecutive life sentences at Tillery Prison, which is a minimum security prison. No other details were immediately available.