Inmate Escaped In Macon County NC - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Inmate Escaped In Macon County NC

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MACON COUNTY, N.C. -

An inmate considered a “Trustee” in the Macon Detention Center escaped on July 30th while taking out trash.

Officials with the Macon County Detention Center say that Charles Cochran ran directly into the woods while he and another inmate were taking out trash to the facility. There was one guard supervising both of them, who called for backup when Cochran took off.

Backup arrived within three minutes, and K9 units were able to locate some items from Cochran in the woods nearby.

Deputies do not believe that Cochran is a threat to anybody, but if you do see him, you are asked to call 911 and report it to law enforcement.

Cochran is from Franklin, and was being held at the Macon County Detention Center for a minor charge out in Colorado.

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