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Authorities say an inmate broke out of the Nash County Detention Center Tuesday morning.
Officials are looking for the inmate, 29-year-old Terrell Gailand Miles, who was in jail on charges including aiding and abetting an armed robbery and possession of a firearm, according to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff officials said they believe Miles stuffed materials in a door lock to render it inoperable. That door leads directly to the exercise yard. Once Miles was outside in the exercise yard, he pushed out the lower part of the fence surrounding the exercise area to gain access to perimeter passageway, Nash County Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said in a press release.
Medina said once in the perimeter passageway, Miles ran a short distance and hopped a 6-foot fence to complete his escape.
Miles shaved his hair over the weekend, and officials said he doesn’t have long hair as seen in the photos released to the public.
Medina said Nash County Sheriff Office officials and other law enforcement agencies are currently following up on leads.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts are encouraged to call 252-459-1510 or Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.
In March, five inmates escaped the Nash County Detention Center after officials said they escaped through a “dilapidated” fence wiring and a small door. No deputies were inside the exercise yard at the time of the March escape, and a monitoring camera was turned in a different direction, causing a blind spot, officials said. Authorities later captured of five of them.