Deputies: Inmate escapes detention center in North Carolina

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Deputies: Inmate escapes detention center in North Carolina

Alexander County Sheriff's Office
Deputies said Jason Mullen escaped from a North Carolina detention center on Thursday.

- Deputies in North Carolina are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Alexander County Detention Center on Thursday evening.

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Officers said the inmate, identified as Jason Mullen, who is from the Statesville area, may have stolen a car from the Catawba Valley Community College Alexander Center for Education and Applied Technology next to the jail.

Deputies believe Mullen may be in a stolen 1987 gray Dodge truck with license plate DKJ 7042.

The inmate was a trustee and took off while taking out trash, according to deputies.

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