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Prisoner Caught After Another Edgecombe County Escape

A teenaged suspect who escaped from the Edgecombe County jail annex is now back behind bars.



The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office tells WITN that guards were overpowered at the Edgecombe County jail annex and 17 year-old
Chamone Diggins escaped.

This happened Saturday night at 9:30pm at the jail located at 301 Saint Andrews Street in Tarboro.

Diggins has several charges including breaking and entering, larceny, felony conspiracy, robbery, assault on a female and assault with a deadly weapon.

The news release says he was last seen in the Pintops area.

If you have any information you are asked to call the Edgecombe County Sheriff's office.

The Sheriff's Office says as of 6:30am Sunday Diggins was still on the loose.

Here is the news released given to WITN by the Sheriff's Office:

On April 18, 2009 at approximately 9:30 pm an inmate escaped from the Edgecombe County Jail Annex. The Jail annex is located at the Edgecombe County Courthouse at 301 Saint Andrews Street in Tarboro. The escapee and his charges are:

Chamone Diggins B/M, 17 years old, 5’9, and 145 lbs

Brown eyes, dark complexion and medium length dreadlocks.

307 Pitt Street

Pinetops, NC 27864

Chamone Diggins is charged with breaking and entering, larceny, felony conspiracy, robbery, assault on a female and assault with a deadly weapon. Diggins overpowered the guards and the internal investigation is ongoing. The guards were not seriously injured in the escape.

Diggins has been seen in the Pinetops area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office at 252-641-7911


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