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Asheville in 2016 noticed extra incidents of great violent crime dedicated than in any yr since no less than 2011. Here’s a by-the-numbers take a look at the crime charges in Asheville.
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Michael Calloway.(Photo: Provided)

UPDATE: The escaped inmate was captured Thursday in Biltmore Park. We’ll be updating this story as extra info turns into obtainable.

ASHEVILLE — An inmate who escaped whereas at a Biltmore Forest medical workplace nonetheless is at mbadive, legislation enforcement officers mentioned Thursday morning.

Natalie Bailey, spokeswoman for the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, mentioned the seek for Michael Lee Calloway is “still active and ongoing.”

Police are anticipated to supply an replace throughout a 10 a.m. press convention right now.

Calloway, 42, escaped close to the world of 1117 Hendersonville Road in Asheville, the place he had been transported to a medical appointment.

More: Sheriff: Escaped inmate a ‘public security danger,’ has ‘violent historical past’

Police mentioned he badaulted an officer by grabbing her head and making an attempt to “hit her head on the ground,” Sheriff Van Duncan mentioned throughout a press convention Wednesday.

Calloway was arrested in May and September and was charged with being a routine felon, in keeping with on-line sheriff’s information. Additional costs have been listed, together with larceny of a motorized vehicle and breaking and getting into, each felonies.

He was scheduled to seem in court docket subsequent yr.

Calloway is a white male, 6-foot-1 and weighs 175 kilos. He has lengthy, salt-and-pepper coloured hair, a reddish beard and blue eyes, and was final seen sporting a brown Buncombe County Detention Facility jumpsuit and socks.

Police urged residents within the Hendersonville Road and Deerfield areas to lock doorways and take different precautions. Anyone who has info that would badist find Calloway ought to name the sheriff’s workplace at 828-250-6670.

Schools within the Roberson District in South Asheville, together with Roberson High, have been on non permanent lockdown Wednesday afternoon. It was lifted about three:20 p.m.

“Our teachers and staff will be vigilant today and there will be increased law enforcement presence in the areas of our Roberson District schools,” mentioned Stacia Harris, director of communications at Buncombe County Schools.

Calloway’s felony report is intensive, together with badault, driving whereas impaired, breaking and getting into, theft with a harmful weapon, hit and run and defrauding an innkeeper. 

Listed amongst a number of 2003 offenses was badaulting emergency personnel. He additionally escaped from jail in July 2014 and was later caught and convicted, in keeping with felony information.

Public information present Calloway has listed addresses in Asheville, Weaverville and in Rowan County, simply north of Charlotte.

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