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Search Underway for Escaped Inmate

John Fullwood

John Fullwood

Corrections and law enforcement officers are seeking inmate John R. Fullwood, who left from a contract labor assignment this morning at the North Carolina Arboretum.

Fullwood, 51, was assigned to Buncombe Correctional Center, a minimum-security prison, and is serving 6 to 8 years for discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. He was due for release in September 2016. He is from Haywood County and may attempt to travel there.

Anyone who has seen Fullwood or has knowledge of his location should contact local law enforcement or call Buncombe Correctional Center at (828)645-7630