Escaped Inmate Caught In Ohio

U.S. Marshals say they captured an escapee out of the Carteret Correctional Facility.

46 year old Dale Beatty was caught 9:15 P.M. Wednesday in Springfield, Ohio. That's where his wife lives.

Beatty escaped from the Carteret Correctional Facility work release program around 2 PM Monday afternoon.

Officials say Beatty was working for the Department of Transportation at their maintenance facility when he disappeared.

He was serving a 4 year 8 month sentence for larceny.

This isn't the first time Beatty has tried to escape the law. In 2001, Beatty was convicted of a misdemeanor escape from a prison.

We're told Beatty is in the Clark County Jail and will be there for a few weeks before his extradition back to Carteret County. Prison officials here in North Carolina say Beatty will likely face escape charges when he returns.


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Just because an inmate has escaped before doesn't disqualify him or her to be placed on a work detail outside of the prison.

Such was the case with 46 year-old Dale Beatty of Carteret Correctional Center. Beatty escaped from Pasquotank Correctional in 2001. Authorities say he escaped from Carteret Correctional while on a work crew Monday in Newport.

Mike Hardee with Carteret Correctional says, "Beatty had a good behavior record and was even promoted from a medium security facility to a minimum during this sentence, and that is how he was able to work outside the facility walls. These guys, over the years based on sentence length and infraction history, have proven themselves to be somewhat trustworthy."

Beatty remains on the loose. He was set to be released in August of 2010.

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Officials at the Carteret Correctional Center said Wednesday morning that an escaped inmate was still at large.

Lawmen across Eastern Carolina were alerted to an escape Monday afternoon from an inmate with a history of escapes.

The Department of Correction says Dale Beatty escaped from a state D.O.T. work crew around 2 p.m. Monday,

The 46-year-old Beatty was serving a 4 year, 8 month sentence at the Carteret Correctional Center for larceny from Pitt County.

Police say Beatty is believed to have changed out of his prison work clothes and is now wearing a dark shirt and dark pants. He is 5-feet 10-inches, weighs about 178 pounds, has black hair and hazel eyes.

In 2001 Beatty was convicted for misdemeanor escape. His previous convictions include breaking and entering and car theft.

Anyone who has seen the inmate or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call Carteret Correctional Center at 252-223-5100 or your local law enforcement agency.


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  • by derrick Location: ashville on Jan 4, 2011 at 09:41 AM
    that my daddy
  • by David Location: Greenville on Jul 19, 2009 at 10:22 PM
    Dale did some work for me a few years back. He's actually a very nice guy and did pretty good work. That being said, he had a very serious drug addiction that he's never been able to beat. He actually stole some items from me which i recovered (another interesting story about people buying stolen property in greenville). He actually turned himself in later in hopes he could get into a treatment program. He's been in and out of prison ever since.
  • by m Location: ayden on Jul 19, 2009 at 05:51 PM
    just a quick note I agree with it don't matter. I have worked with doc for almost 23 years. It is worse than i have ever seen it. Please remember what we do. The dangers we face are enormous. I use to be proud of my job. Now I don't really want to tell any one what I do. To my fellow co-workers stay strong and we will make it thru
  • by angry american Location: washington nc on Jul 17, 2009 at 01:21 PM
    (right back at you itdontmatter)i understand very well what what happens in our prisons probably because ive been with d.o.c over 10 years and if you know anything about the prison system that makes me an old timer by D.O.C standards due to the large turn over rate the only group that can say they have a higher drop out rate is U.S Navy seal basic training. and on your last statement to me i totaly agree but your first comment made the corrections officers involved in the escape sound like a bunch of wanna be cammandos itching to use deadly force. be it misd. or felon no officer i have ever met wants to draw their weapon for any reason other than to turn it back into the armory. but you are right once you put that weapon in its holster on your hip you have a world of responsibility beyond what most can understand. you are 100% responsibly for your actions and had best know policy and know it well when on an escape because the state isnt giving 2nd chances to anyone that doesnt.
  • by Bob Location: Havelock on Jul 17, 2009 at 10:36 AM
    Actually it will be felony escape this time and they could very well hit him with habitual felon (8-12). I don't know where these few people got the impression that he was a misd. but he was serving a felony larcony charge.
  • by Bob Location: Havelock on Jul 17, 2009 at 10:33 AM
    Lets get the record straight. He was on a felony charge and deadly force could very well have been used to stop him from fleeing if needed.
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Jul 16, 2009 at 04:40 PM
    To angry american the response to you is partially correct. The DOC can not shoot a Misdemeanor escapee! They must attempt to apprehend them using other methods! such as hands on force. Minimum custody C.O.s working road squads are NOT armed! The DOT person who the above escaped from, does not carry a firearm. Of course as a citizen of the United States everyone has the right to defend themselves if threatened with deadly force (for the time being and unless Debroah Ross (D-Wake Co.) and Sutton representing Luberton have their way!) If you shoot an escapeing Misd. as a C.O. you will end up in court!
  • by itdon'tmatter Location: here on Jul 16, 2009 at 01:49 PM
    To angry American, I understand the laws of this state very well, thank you. You obviously don't have a clue about what is really happening in our local prisons. Staff are being fired left and right for protecting themselves from criminals with the tools given to them by the prison system. Staff assaults are on the rise, big time. The bleeding hearts of our fine state have it where prison officials are scared to let their officers do whats necessary to protect anyone inside or outside the razor walls. In meetings c/o's are being told to watch what they do and say. I would much rather c/o's use all the tools of the trade, gun's,batons,spray what ever it takes.But they are truly afraid of losing their jobs. Bev started the problem by appointing an idiot to oversee the prison system. The 2 of them will be the reason a officer doesn't make it home. They should have to stand trial for accessory to murder when in happens. Citizens should ban 2gether and stop them before it happens.
  • by Ohio Born Location: uh, Ohio on Jul 16, 2009 at 12:22 PM
    Being an Ohio resident, I'm shocked someone would run TO Ohio FROM North Carolina, even if it was from prison. Road duties for a prison in NC would be better than trying to find a job in Ohio right now! At least in prison, he's got 3 hots and a cot! :o)
  • by Former Case Manager with DOC Location: Greenville on Jul 16, 2009 at 11:42 AM
    As a former Correctional Case Manager, I would have NEVER put him on a DOT road crew...who the heck approved that? IF he left the facility, (which he would NOT if I was his Programmer) he would have been relegated to a CWC crew (with DOC officers supervising him). THAT WAS CRAZY!!!
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