Murder Suspect Escapes

A Murder suspect is on the loose in Eastern Carolina and a massive search is underway to find him.

Lawmen say 23-year-old Eddie Lee Ellis escaped from a jail transport in Wilson County at the Ward Boulevard and Tarboro Street area just before 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Ellis managed to get out of his leg irons, but was still wearing a waist chain, handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit when he took off. Ellis has been convicted and served prison time before. He is considered very violent and dangerous.


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