Escaped Orange Correctional Center inmate arrested after leaving Durham work assignment

DURHAM (WTVD) -- Law enforcement officers found and arrested an Orange County Correctional inmate who left his Durham work release assignment Monday night.

Robert Terrell was captured Tuesday morning by Durham police officers and taken to Durham County Jail. Terrell was driving a car he stole from his mother, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Terrell was stopped at Cornwallis Road and South Roxboro Street around 2:20 a.m. Authorities say Terrell, 42, left his work release assignment on Club Boulevard in Durham on Monday night. The car Terrell was driving was disabled remotely by police before he surrendered peacefully. Charges were filed for escape and larceny of a vehicle.

Terrell is serving a six-and-a-half-year sentence as a habitual felon and was due for release in August 2020. Terrell is a minimum-security inmate. Terrell's record on the Department of Corrections' website shows he has several offenses for larceny, breaking and entering and multiple drug-related charges.
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