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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 07:23

Escaped Inmates Reportedly Captured in Georgia

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

According to published reports, 20-year-old Calvin Lee Metcalf of Bakersville, N.C. and 25-year-old Phillip Nicholas Metcalf of Spruce Pine have been captured. The two men, who are reported to be cousins, were arrested this morning (July 30) in Gordon County, Georgia after escaping yesterday in Avery County.

The Metcalfs 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. At about 4 p.m., the two men reportedly overpowered an Avery County Deputy, taking his service weapon and his patrol vehicle.

Both men are due to appear in a Mitchell County courtroom on August 8.

No further details are available at this time.

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