Inmate escapes Hoke Correctional Institution

HOKE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for Culpriest Jones.

Jones is said to have escaped from Hoke Correctional Institution in Raeford three weeks ago.

He's said to be six feet tall, 185 lbs and walks with a distinct limp.

Online records show Jones was convicted of burglary in Halifax County.

He was serving a ten year sentence and was expected to be released from prison in 2021.

Hoke Correctional is a minimum security facility in Hoke County. The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office shared his mugshot and this information on its Facebook page.