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McDowell County Sheriff's Office and Marion Police Department capture escaped inmate

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Michael Dewayne Clark. (Source: McDowell County Sheriff's Office). Michael Dewayne Clark. (Source: McDowell County Sheriff's Office).
MCDOWELL, NC (FOX Carolina) -

The McDowell County Sheriff's Office and the Marion Police Department captured escaped inmate Michael Dewayne Clark on Tuesday.

According to deputies, Clark, 51, escaped while on a work assignment at Harnett Correctional Institution on Sep. 14. 

The sheriff's office said Clark is a minimum custody inmate serving for felony breaking and entering at Sanford Correctional Center. Deputies said Clark's original projected release date was February 2020. 

According to the sheriff's office, Clark was spotted during an unrelated investigation. Deputies stated that Clark gave investigators a fake name and fled on foot as they tried to take him into custody. 

After searching Clark's belongings, deputies said they found a loaded shotgun. Deputies stated that weapons-related charges against Clark are pending. 

Clark was transported back to prison on Tuesday, deputies said. 

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