Search underway for escaped North Carolina inmate

Photo: North Carolina Dept. of Public Safety 

State correctional officers and law enforcement are asking for the public's help in locating Rutherford Correctional Center minimum custody inmate Jeremy Keith Fincannon (#1384359), who was found to be missing after a 7:30 a.m. routine count of offenders on Thursday.

Fincannon, 22, is described a white male, 6 feet tall, 171 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes originally from Rutherford County. Authorities said he was serving a term of five years and six months as a habitual felon after convictions for assault.

Fincannon was admitted to prison on Jan. 25, 2017. He was scheduled for release on Sept. 16, 2019.

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