Inmate escapes prison, takes Lyft 1.5 hours away

SALISBURY, NC (WITN) - An inmate escaped from a prison in our state and then ordered a Lyft ride.

Police say Jaylan Ross managed to escape a facility in Rowan County and took a Lyft ride to a house that was 1.5 hours away in Shelby.

Officers tracked him down and took him into custody.

Ross is serving time for having a gun as a felon.

State records show that he was supposed to be released from prison next week.