Escaped Carteret County armed robber now back in North Carolina

CONWAY, SC (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina man who escaped 23 years years ago from prison is now back in North Carolina custody.

Stanley Rogers was caught earlier this month in Horry County, South Carolina. He left a South Carolina jail just before 11:00 a.m.

Records show Rogers was convicted for an armed robbery in Carteret County in 1994. The man escaped about three years into his 40-year sentence while working as an inmate mowing grass at a prison in Wilkes County.

South Carolina deputies received information from the U.S. Marshals Service task force in Raleigh that Rogers might be in Horry County.

The Department of Public Safety says it has no information yet on any additional charges Rogers may face because of his escape.


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An Eastern Carolina man who escaped from a North Carolina prison 23 years ago has been nabbed in South Carolina.

The Horry County Sheriff's Office says Stanley Rogers was arrested Wednesday at a home in Aynor, South Carolina.

Records show Rogers was convicted for an armed robbery in Carteret County in 1994. The 63-year-old man escaped about three years into his 40-year sentence while working as an inmate mowing grass at a prison in Wilkes County.

South Carolina deputies received information from the U.S. Marshals Service task force in Raleigh that Rogers might be in Horry County.

The man appeared this afternoon in a Conway courtroom. A judge denied him bond and said Rogers will be returned to North Carolina within 20 days.

Had he not escaped, Rogers would have been eligible for early release in 2012.