Home Crime Escaped inmate caught in Rockingham

Escaped inmate caught in Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM – An inmate who spent several hours on the run has been apprehended.

Stephon Easterling, 28, was caught by a prison special response team on Leak Street in Rockingham around 6:30 p.m., according to a press release from the N.C. Department of Adult Correction.

Easterling, who was incarcerated at Anson Correctional Institution, reportedly walked off of work release job site around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Prison officials say Easterling will be transferred to a higher-custody prison and will face escape charges.


Easterling, from Hamlet, was convicted in 2022 and was set for release in February of 2024.

Previous articleLeon Levine leaves lasting legacy in Richmond County
Next articleJV Raiders cruise past Lee County behind Ritter’s CG shutout