Inmate recaptured after escape from Asheboro prison

April 17, 2019

An inmate who escaped Wednesday morning from Randolph Correctional Center has been recaptured, officials said.

Grady R. York, 49, was reported missing from the Asheboro prison around 9 a.m. Randolph County deputies apprehended him at about 12:30 p.m.

After his escape, York apparently hitched rides and knocked on the door of a residence in Staley, 17 miles from the prison, officials said. A person inside the home called the authorities, who took him in to custody.

York was transported back to Randolph Correctional Center but will be moved to a higher-custody facility and will face charges for his escape.

He is serving a 15-year sentence for larceny, breaking and entering and other property crimes and had been scheduled for release in September 2023.

Officials are investigating how York may have escaped. Anyone with information is asked to call the Randolph Correctional Center at 336-625-2578.

In March, five inmates who escaped from the Nash County Detention Center. The inmates forced their way through a fence in the exercise yard and escaped through a hole, according to Sheriff Keith Stone.

Four of the five inmates were in custody 24 hours after the escape, but the fifth eluded capture for several days.