Local law enforcement agencies are currently conducting a search in the area of FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst for a prisoner that escaped from police at 9:15 pm Monday night while at the hospital for treatment after being taken into custody.
The prisoner is identified as Vinton Nation, a 28 year old black male 5’9” weighing 150 pounds. This suspect was wearing black jeans and a hospital gown. The suspect was still handcuffed
As of 11:00 pm, October 9, 2017, Vincent Nation has not been located but the search for this escaped suspect is still active and ongoing.
Vinton Nation’s last known address was on South Hardin Street in Southern Pines.
According to authorities Nation is not believed to be a threat to the public, but if you see him, or know where he is, do not approach him and immediatly call 911.
The Southern Pines Police Department would like to remind family, friends and associates of Vinton Nation that every person who shall conceal, hide, harbor, feed, clothe, or offer aid and comfort to Vinton Nation, in violation of NCGS § 14-259 “Harboring or Aiding Certain Persons” is subject to arrest for a Class I Felony.
This suspect was in custody for two outstanding warrants, one for credit card fraud and the second for failing to appear in court.
We will update readers as more information becomes available to the public
(Updated 11:00 pm 10/09/17)
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