North Carolina Prison Escapees Caught In Georgia

Two men who escaped from a minimum-security North Carolina prison have been captured in Georgia.

The North Carolina Correction Department says 21-year-old Brandon Curry and 23-year-old Justin Ramey were captured Thursday night outside Atlanta.

The two had been on the run since escaping Wednesday night from the Foothills Correctional Institution in Morganton. Officials say the men were driving in a stolen truck.

Curry is serving seven to nine years for robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. He was scheduled for release in January 2015.

Ramey was serving nine to 11 months for felony breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods and various misdemeanors. He was scheduled for release in July.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2011 at 06:19 AM
    i think no one should have to go to jail that could make someone worse than they were before they went most those people who go to jail or prison came back just the same
  • by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2010 at 12:11 PM
    officers put their lives on the line everytime they report to work not knowing if they will make it home they deal with inmates like these are worst everyday and are not getting paid a enough to live off of.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 at 05:50 AM
    i have to say these 2 boys look like 2 boys that run the street in my neighborhood. if it is them i hope they do go back. stay for a little while longer. everyone is tired of seeing police cars all over the place because of wanna be thugs
  • by me Location: enc on Apr 29, 2010 at 04:02 PM
    unusual to see faces like these on crime report, isn't it?
  • by Tommy Location: Greenville on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:44 AM
    I am sorry to see that our system has failed once again to hold those who would harm us! I think we should revert back to the old west and shoot on site and call no one once we have finished! I am tried of backing nothing but failed attempts at correcting the behaviors of others who would rather steal than work! Again, shoot and call no one!
  • by Josh Randall on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:40 AM
    Dumb and dummyer.Get'em.
  • by Lenwood Location: Williamston on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:19 AM
    Dudes, you r not gonna win. stop being stupid and finish your time.... or not. we will find you, & then you will have more time to stay with us. Oh yes, we will catch you...
  • by Oh my ... Location: Pitt Co on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:18 AM
    Sometimes it's a toss up as to which is more interesting: the actual story or the comments. I won't even blast beachbum3 ... it goes without saying. To Anonymous at 10:02 - I couldn't agree with you more! Ramey obviously wasn't the brightest crayon in the box to begin with. They'll be caught - always are.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Apr 29, 2010 at 09:50 AM
    Anonymous, Actually you can't "shoot on sight" because they are convicted felons. What DOC does have the authority to do, is shoot a convicted felon for attempting to escape when they believe someone will be harmed if he/she is allowed to run.
  • by BEACHBUM3 on Apr 29, 2010 at 07:31 AM
    I am guessing that with the jobs cuts an the lack of adequeate pay for state employees are starting to have their effects as that perhaps the corrections departments employees eyes have gotten foggy an that they dont see so well anymore these days . or perhaps just perhaps they are intintionaly turning their eyes away an just letting these prisoners intentional escape. ug could be we will never know for sure perhaps these employees are extracting a little payback against the governor for her totaly ingornoring the needs of state employees that havent had a decent salary increase in twenty years or so now just becaus of the mismangament of the taxpayers funding that is an has been taking place within the n.c. general assembly thank you
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