Nash County Detention Center, Nashville, North Carolina
March 25, 2019

Five inmates identified a camera blind spot and escaped through a hole in the fence on Monday night.

The local sheriff and the FBI began a search for the five men and four were recaptured by Tuesday morning. Two of the men were found at a motel 15 miles from the prison. One inmate remains at large.

Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said that he believes the prisoners had an outside accomplice.

(Updated: 4/1/19)


5 inmates escape North Carolina jail, 4 taken into custody“, NBC News, March 26, 2019.

Four of five inmates who escaped from a North Carolina jail have been captured, sheriff’s office says” CNN, March 26, 2019.

4 inmates in custody, 1 wanted after escape at Nash County Detention Center” ABC 11, March 26, 2019.