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Deputies: Escaped NC inmates arrested in GA

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Deputies released these recent images Calvin Lee Metcalf and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf. (Source: McDowell Co. Sheriff's Office) Deputies released these recent images Calvin Lee Metcalf and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf. (Source: McDowell Co. Sheriff's Office)
Calvin Lee Metcalf and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf (Source: McDowell Co. Sheriff's Office) Calvin Lee Metcalf and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf (Source: McDowell Co. Sheriff's Office)
MARION, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Two western North Carolina inmates who escaped custody and are accused of assaulting an officer are now in jail in Georgia, according to deputies.

Law enforcement officers across North Carolina and surrounding states were searching for 20-year-old Calvin Lee Metcalf of Bakersville and 25-year-old Phillip Nicholas Metcalf of Spruce Pine after they escaped custody around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, according to McDowell County deputies. 

Deputies said they were being held in McDowell County on Mitchell County charges.

On Tuesday, an Avery County deputy picked them up to take them back to Avery County as part of a break-in investigation, but the pair overpowered the detective, stealing his vehicle and weapons, according to McDowell County deputies.

Before they were located, the two were suspected to be driving a gray four-door Dodge truck with a camper cover, tinted windows, black running boards and with the license plate number AEW-7350, deputies said. 

Deputies said the inmates were taken into custody in Georgia, being held as fugitives. A deputy with the Gordon County jail in Calhoun, GA, said the Metcalfs were in their custody after they were arrested by Calhoun police Wednesday morning.

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