NEW INFO: Cumberland County escapee is recaptured after short standoff, officials say

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities said Saturday night that they have captured a prisoner who escaped in Cumberland County Wednesday evening.

Edward Moore, 39, of 5007 Birch Road in Fayetteville escaped custody at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Wednesday night, officials said.

On Saturday night after 6 p.m., Moore was captured after a short standoff with Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputies, officials said.

The incident took place at the Quick Stop at the corner of Ireland Drive and Cumberland Road in Fayetteville.

On Friday, the FBI assigned agents in the Cumberland County area to assist in the search for Moore.

Moore escaped around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when he assaulted a deputy at a hospital, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

During the escape, he took a deputy’s Taser and then fled the hospital, stealing a green Buick van in the process, deputies said.

The van was stolen from Naloni Williams, who was at the hospital with her father, she said.

“I was unloading him, got him in a wheelchair and when I stood up, turned to take him inside the inmate ran out with a weapon pointed at us, yelling, ran around my vehicle and got in and took off,” she said. “I was wondering what was going to happen to my dad. He’s already sick. That’s my daddy. You know, who’s going to get hurt? What’s gonna happen next?”

During his escape, deputies said Moore was armed and dangerous.

The Buick van, with a Taser inside, was found abandoned after 8 p.m. Wednesday on Fresno Drive off Santa Fe Drive in Fayetteville.

In that area, more than 40 officers were searching for Moore on Wednesday night.

Moore was at the hospital for an injury and ran through the hospital’s emergency room to make his getaway, officials said.

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