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Escaped convicted killer caught after 4 days on the lam

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A convicted killer who escaped from a work farm in North Carolina was captured Thursday, officials say.

James Ladd, 51, escaped Sunday, September 23, while working outside Tillery Correctional Center in Halifax County.   

Ladd was caught in Halifax County Thursday morning, not far from the prison farm where he escaped, the release states.

More than 60 Prison Emergency Response Team members and prison officers, State Wildlife officers and Alcohol Law Enforcement agents assisted with search manpower and investigative support.

Ladd, 51, was serving three consecutive life sentences in connection with robbery and shooting deaths of two men on a Yadkin County farm in 1980.

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