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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 07:10

Two McDowell County Inmates Escape in Avery County

from left:  Calvin Lee Metcalf & Phillip Nicholas Metcalf from left: Calvin Lee Metcalf & Phillip Nicholas Metcalf courtesy of McDowell Co. Sheriff's Office

20-year-old Calvin Lee Metcalf of Bakersville, N.C. and 25-year-old Phillip Nicholas Metcalf of Spruce Pine have escaped from the custody of Deputies in Avery County. The incident occurred at about 4 p.m. yesterday (July 29). Authorities across North Carolina and surrounding states are searching for the two men.

They were being held in McDowell County on breaking & entering and larceny charges out of Mitchell County. They were being taken to Avery County yesterday as part of an ongoing investigation. According to published reports, the two assaulted an Avery County Deputy and made their escape.

They are believed to be traveling in a gray 2011 four-door Dodge truck with a camper cover, tinted windows and black running boards bearing license tag number AEW-7350.

The Metcalfs are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding the suspects is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.

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