Law enforcement officers have located an inmate they say escaped while on a work assignment Friday afternoon.
Michael Brown escaped from a work assignment in Taylorsville. He was serving at least six and a half years after convictions for breaking and entering and as a habitual felon.
He left his work assignment at the Alexander County Animal Shelter sometime after 2:30 p.m. and was believed to have stolen a county-owned pickup truck from the shelter.
That truck was located along Burgess Road in Taylorsville later on Friday.
Hours later, officials said that Brown had been found by K9 Officers behind a restaurant on Highway 16 in Catawba County.
A woman was also arrested for aiding Brown. Her name has not been released.
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