Updated at 2 p.m.
RALEIGH — Grady Raymond York was apprehended in Staley by Randolph County Sheriff's deputies at 12:29 p.m. on Wednesday, according to an N.C. DPS news release.
York had escaped the Randolph Correctional Center in Asheboro around 9 a.m. He apparently hitched rides and knocked on the door of a residence, 17 miles from the prison. The occupant of the residence called the authorities, who took him in to custody.
He will be moved to a higher custody facility and will face charges for his escape.
How he escaped remains under investigation.
ASHEBORO — Authorities are looking for an inmate who was discovered missing from the Randolph Correctional Center on Wednesday morning.
Grady Raymond York, 49, is a white male, 5 feet 8, 173 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes originally from Randolph County, although he has ties in Montgomery County, according to an N.C. Department of Safety news release. He was discovered missing from the center at 9 a.m.
York is serving a term of 15 years and five months as a habitual felon after convictions for larceny, breaking and entering and other property crimes.
He was admitted to prison on May 8, 2014. He was scheduled for release on Sept. 11, 2023.
How he escaped the facility is under investigation.
If you see York, please call local law enforcement or Randolph Correctional Center at 336-625-2578.