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Escaped inmate captured in McDowell County

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Anthony Riddle (NC Dept. of Public Safety) Anthony Riddle (NC Dept. of Public Safety)
MARION, NC (WBTV) -

An escaped inmate from an Asheville correctional facility was arrested Wednesday morning in McDowell County.

State correctional officers and McDowell County sheriff's deputies captured escaped inmate Anthony Riddle at 10:30 a.m. in an apartment in Marion, according to the NC Department of Public Safety.  

Riddle walked away last night from Buncombe Correctional Center, a minimum-security state correctional facility in Asheville.

Riddle will face charges for escape from prison and will be returned to Mountain View Correctional Institution in Spruce Pine to resume serving his sentence. 

Charges are also expected against friends who aided Riddle in his escape.

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