Escaped inmate captured in Rowan County

An escaped inmate from Brown Creek Correctional Institution was captured Wednesday in Rowan County. 

Department of Public Safety fugitive officers and canines caught Devin Brown shorty after 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 in a wooded area in Landis. 

Brown had escaped from the minimum security unit in Polkton about 12 hours earlier. 

Brown, 22, was serving about a five year sentence for habitual impaired driving. He was scheduled for release in March 2019. 

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