Escaped Prisoner On the Loose

An escaped inmate from the Edgecombe County Jail is on the loose and lawmen need your help in locating him.

32 year old Lamont King was being held on drug charges until he and another man scaled a 20 foot wall of the jail's exercise yard, and took off on foot into some nearby woods near the jail on Anaconda Road in Tarboro. Lawmen say Kings partner in the escape was located after the escape attempt around 10 last night. King is believed to have family in the Wilmington area. Lawmen say he was last seen wearing red jail-issued clothing.

There is a reward being offered for any information leading to King's capture, you can contact the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Department at 252-641-7911.