Escaped 17-year-old murder suspect captured in Orange County

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Micah Keishaun Cameron (Orange County Sheriff's Office) (WTVD)

Authorities have captured the teenager who escaped from custody while being transported to the Orange County Detention Facility early Friday morning.

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, around 1:30 a.m. Micah Keishaun Cameron escaped from custody while being driven from the Rockingham County Jail on a writ to appear in Orange County court. He is facing first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, robbery with dangerous weapon, and felony probation violation charges.

Cameron was taken into custody along Highway 57, just north of Hillsborough, around 7 a.m. after he was last seen in the town near the intersection of Highway 86 and Highway 70 when he jumped from a moving transport vehicle.

Authorities said the 17-year-old has lived in the Hillsborough area and has family ties to the community.

At the time of his escape, officials said Cameron was restrained with leg irons, handcuffs, and a belly chain.

It is unclear if he was injured while fleeing.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office issued a reverse 911 call to residents in the area to let them know about the incident.

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