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Governor Offers Reward for Escaped Felon

RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the capture and arrest of escaped inmate Cul Priest Jones. Mr. Jones is a black male, age 45, approximately 6’0” feet tall, weighing 184 pounds and walks with a limp.

On October 14, 2018, inmate Cul Priest Jones escaped from the Hoke Correctional Institution in Raeford, North Carolina. Inmate Jones was incarcerated for First Degree Burglary and sentenced to a maximum of 10 years on September 29, 2014. Jones has eluded federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities Since his escape. He is the prime suspect in a multi-state crime spree including burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. Jones has a long, violent criminal history and is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone having information concerning the whereabouts of this escaped inmate please contact the North Carolina Department of Public Safety at (919) 838-3572 or the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 583-8201.

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