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Jail Break In Edgecombe County

The Edgecombe County Sheriff says six juvenile suspects overpowered the guards at the detention center annex on St. Andrews Street in Tarboro late Sunday night.

The sheriff says they got the call of the jail break at 11:30 PM. Five of the suspects were captured within an hour, the sheriff says, and the sixth and final suspect was caught this morning.

Sheriff James Knight says the officers had minor injuries as a result of the escape. We'll keep you posted on any more details.

This is not the first time young inmates have broken out of the Edgecombe County Detention Center Annex. In April of this year, officials reported a 17-year-old overpowered the guards to escape the annex. He was caught.


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