UPDATE: Escaped Duplin Co. inmates caught in Warsaw

Deputies say Bell, left, and Williams, right, escaped from the Duplin County Detention Center Annex Facility Monday night.

KENANSVILLE, N.C.(WNCT) — Two inmates who escaped the Duplin County Detention Center Monday night have been captured in Warsaw.

One man was found inside a residence while another was found in a vehicle. They were found in the Henry Best Road area.

The Sheriff’s Office is trying to find out if the men received help from the owner of the property.

Both men had minor injuries and are being examined further.

The Sheriff’s Office said help from the public, plus knowledge the two were likely in that area, led to their capture.

Twelve deputies were involved in the arrest.

The men were dressed in normal clothes and unarmed.

They were taken into custody without incident


Two inmates are on the loose after they escaped Monday night, the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office said 24-year-old Adam Keith Bell and 22-year-old Frankie Maurice Williams Jr. both escaped from minimum security at the Duplin County Detention Center Annex Facility Monday night around 10:30 p.m.

The two men scaled a fence with razor wire and are believed to have some cuts from the escape, according to Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace.

Wallace said the two men are likely on foot and said the Sheriff’s Office is following up on several leads.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is lending air support to help check locations.

Bell, who is from Magnolia, is described as white man with blue eyes and sandy color hair. He is six feet 2 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds.

Authorities say Williams, from Sampson, is a 5-foot-10-inch black man who weights  around 170 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

Williams’ last known address is Salemburg, North Carolina.

The Sheriff’s Office said the two men are not considered armed and dangerous at this time, but the public should treat them with caution.

There is a $5,000 reward being offered in the search.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either of these men should call the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office at 910-296-2150 or 910-296-1911.





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