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John Fullwood. Photo submitted.

Originally published: 2013-09-06 11:44:47
Last modified: 2013-09-06 11:45:31

Inmate escapes from Asheville area

by Staff Reports

The N.C. Department of Corrections is seeking inmate John R. Fullwood, who left a labor assignment Friday morning at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville.

Fullwood, 51, was assigned to the Buncombe Correctional Center, a minimum-security prison, for six to eight years for discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. He was due for release in September 2016.

Fullwood is from Haywood County and may attempt to travel there, according to a news release.

Anyone who has seen Fullwood or has knowledge of his location should contact local law enforcement or call Buncombe Correctional Center at (828)645-7630.