Escaped inmate captured in Kill Devil Hills

Dare County Sheriff's Office

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (WNCT) – The search for an escaped inmate that left a work assignment in Elizabeth City is over.

22-year-old Kyle Austin was captured shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday night without incident by local law officers in Kill Devil Hills.

Kyle Austin

He escaped custody shortly after 3 p.m. when he left a work assignment at an Elizabeth City maintenance garage.

Austin was serving a one to two year sentence for drug sales and was scheduled for release in April 2017.

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