Wanted man sought by Chatham County authorities found sleeping in woman's bed

BEAR CREEK, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Chatham County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted on felony assault charges in Burlington.

Authorities said 19-year-old Adrien Tyron Hurley, of Burlington, was seen shortly after 1 p.m. Monday in Bear Creek.

A resident on Bonlee Carbonton Road returned home to find someone sleeping in her bed. A person matching Hurley's description fled from the home on foot.

A manhunt began in the surrounding area which caused Chatham Central High School to be briefly put on lockdown on Monday.

Chris Verdeck, Asst. Chief of the Burlington Police Dept. told ABC11 that officers have been searching for Hurley since Friday. Around 11 p.m. on June 5, officers were called out to a boarding house in the 1000 block of South Main Street where Hurley had been renting a room.

When they arrived, officers found a 49-year-old man injured. The victim reported Hurley had beaten him over the head several times with an object and stabbed him at least once in the back.

Verdeck said Hurley had run away by the time officers got to the boarding house. The victim was taken to a hospital in Greensboro and is recovering. Burlington police took out warrants, charging Hurley with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

Hurley allegedly fled from a State Highway Patrol vehicle stop on Sunday afternoon in southern Chatham County on U.S. Highway 421.

He was last seen wearing pajama bottoms, with no shirt or shoes.

Verdeck said Burlington police are communicating with investigators from the Chatham County Sheriff's Office. They hope to capture him and have him returned to Burlington for his day in court.

"We'd like to get him in custody and get this resolved before anyone else gets hurt," said Verdeck.

Anyone who spots Hurley should not confront him. Instead, contact the Chatham County Sheriff's Office at (919) 542-2911 or dial 911.

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