UPDATE: Man Captured Day After Manhunt Put South Lenoir High On Modified Lockdown

Lenoir County Sheriff Chris Hill says deputies tracked down the man who was the subject of a manhunt Monday which caused a modified lockdown of a school.

Sheriff Hill said in a press release late Tuesday night that Jaquez Herring was taken into custody by probation officers and deputies Tuesday afternoon on US 258 south of Kinston.

Deputies were searching for the man they say violated his probation Monday near South Lenoir High School and asked that the school be put on lockdown. It was on modified lockdown during the manhunt, which means classes continued as usual, but the doors were kept locked.

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Extra security precautions are in place at an Eastern Carolina high school Monday morning.

South Lenoir High School was put on modified lockdown, according to school system spokeswoman Lydia Guzman.

Guzman says deputies were searching for a probation violator in the area, and asked that the school be put on lockdown.

In a modified lockdown, classes continue as usual, but the doors are kept locked.

Guzman said the school would be dismissing at regular time Monday, but that additional deputies would be on hand.

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