Third inmate escapes from Gaston Correctional in last 4 months

- A search is underway for an inmate who was reported missing from the Gaston Correctional Center Wednesday night, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. 

Inmate Montavious Miller was reported missing from the facility Wednesday night, May 2. Miller was last seen at the facility at 7:30 p.m. and was reported missing at 9 p.m.

Authorities said Miller, 34, is an African-American male with a medium build who stands 5-foot-9 and weighs 204 pounds with a shaved head and brown eyes. He is originally from Mecklenburg County.

Miller was serving a 10-year, 8-month sentence as a habitual felon and was admitted to prison on August 31, 2013. He was scheduled for release on Dec. 12, 2021.

If you see Miller, please call the Gaston Correctional Center at (704) 922-3861 or local law enforcement.

Miller is the third man to get away from the Gaston Correctional Center within the last four months.

David Wood escaped in February, Thomas Campbell in March, and now Miller is reported missing in May.  Wood died after he lost control of a stolen truck and flipped several times off I-85 during his escape. Campbell turned himself in days after his escape.

Prison officials told FOX 46 they are reviewing policies in order to crack down on the problem, but they did not go into specifics. 

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