WAKE COUNTY (WTVD) -- Authorities captured a Wake County inmate Tuesday morning, hours after he escaped Monday.
Correctional staff from Wake County and local law enforcement began their search for Larry Locklear after he escaped while on a work assignment.
The 66-year-old was a minimum custody inmate serving a sentence at Wake Correctional Center as a habitual felon.
His projected release date was October 2021.
Authorities were focusing their search efforts near the women's prison in southeast Raleigh, near I-40 and Rock Quarry Road.
Locklear was apprehended just outside of Four Oaks in Johnston County without incident, according to officials.