Search underway for North Carolina escaped inmate

The Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement officers are searching for an inmate who escaped early Saturday morning from Brown Creek Minimum Unit, in Polkton, North Carolina.

Kristopher McNeil

Authorities said, Kristopher McNeil was discovered missing just after midnight Saturday morning and believed to have scaled the fence.

McNeil, 29, was serving a 14-year sentence for second degree murder. He was scheduled for release in 2018.

Anyone who has seen McNeil or has knowledge of his whereabouts should contact local law enforcement or Brown Creek Correctional Institution at (704) 694-2622.

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