The inmate who escaped and was caught late Tuesday afternoon is 26 year old Austin Pittman. He was being held in Edgecombe County. Officials say he was being taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville Tuesday afternoon when he got loose, stole a van from the parking lot and took off. Lawmen say they picked up Pittman's trail in the van, but then he ditched the van and ran. Pittman's record on the Department of Corrections website shows convictions for numerous charges, like communicating threats, resisting an officer, breaking and entering, larceny and the burning of a building under construction.
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