Inmate Escapes From Perquimans Co. Work Detail

Lawmen are looking for a state prison inmate who they ran away from a work assignment this morning.

George Johnson was last seen at the State D.O.T. maintenance yard in Winfall, that's in Perquimans County.

The 38-year-old Johnson was convicted in Johnston County for speeding to elude arrest and receiving a stolen vehicle. He was sentenced to six to eight months in prison and was assigned to the minimum security unit at Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City. He was scheduled for release June 28th.

Anyone with information about Johnson's whereabouts should call local police or Pasquotank Correctional Institution at 252-331-4881.

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