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

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Monday, November 21, 2016
Escaped 17-year-old murder suspect captured in Orange County
Micah Keishaun Cameron (Orange County Sheriff's Office)

ORANGE COUNTY (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 used an emergency notification system to alert residents in the area about the incident.