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N.C. Murderer Escapes from Minimum Security Prison

September 24, 2012  | 

James Ladd, 51, slipped away from the Tillery Correctional Center, a minimum security prison farm, on Sunday morning while doing farm work. Authorities found his abandoned tractor at 10 a.m., Keith Acree, North Carolina prison spokesperson, told ABC News.

A helicopter flew over rural Tillery, N.C., Sunday night searching for the convicted murderer, who was given three consecutive life sentences in 1981. Bloodhounds also assisted in the ground search.

Ladd's prison behavior included only minor infractions, most recently for unauthorized tobacco use, and had won him assignment to the farm, which allowed him to work outside of the prison's walls. Ladd is now considered dangerous.

Read Full Story at: ABCNews.com

Tags: Prison Breaks


Comments (5)

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DEADMAN @ 9/24/2012 3:59 PM

Now,He's considered dangerous,how about the homocides he committed and the fact that he was serving 3 consecutive life sentances,why in the world,would he be in a medium security prison.What's wrong with this picture?Who'is the Warden---Eric Holder or Obama.I know the inmate could have been obamas cousin.What a bunch of bull.

MartyB @ 9/24/2012 4:33 PM

Brilliant... Absolutely Brilliant...

They need to fire everybody that had a hand in putting the murderous POS in a minimum security "farm" prison. This is a perfect example of a career criminal "gaming" the system and biding his time until someone takes "pitty" on the poor soul and cuts him a break.

I'm surprised he left the tractor and didn't use that to make his geat-away.

There are no "Mensa" members working in administrative management positions in the North Carolina Prison System.

Bob@Az. @ 9/24/2012 9:13 PM

Really? Three life sentences and they put him on a minimum-read "no"-security farm? Every one of the morons that had a hand in this should be banned from any type of security position ever! They found his tractor at 10 AM, so how long was he gone? Three or four hours? I'll bet if he was convicted of say, throwing eggs at passing cars he'd be doing hard time at Lewisburg. Kill somebody? Let him work outside & unwatched. Blues, stay safe.

Nichole @ 9/25/2012 4:09 AM

@DEADMAN - Wow, you're an idiot.

Back to the story... I agree. Why would someone serving three consecutive life sentences be allowed outside the prison walls? I'm sure he's old, judging by the fact that he was sentenced in '81, but even old criminals still have the ability to be criminals.

This isn't Shawshank Redemption for Christ's sake.

Hoshi @ 9/25/2012 2:20 PM

Nichole, don't underrate us old folks. 35 years a street cop, currently a fire fighter, just passed certification for vehicle extracation and rescue. Not bad for age 64. This murderer is 51 now, 20 when sentenced in 1981. He's got plenty of years to restart his criminal ways. Be safe.

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