FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—A jail inmate overpowered a Cumberland County sheriff’s deputy and is on the run.
Law officers continued searching Thursday for Edward Moore of Fayetteville, who is considered to be armed and dangerous.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy was taking Moore to a hospital for requested treatment when he turned on the officer, stole a van and drove off. The van was found a short time later.
Edward Moore Jr., 39, escaped from custody of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office this evening while at CFVMC. Call 911 if you see him. pic.twitter.com/RFVpyU7j9J
— Fayetteville Police (@FayettevillePD) December 15, 2016
The 39-year-old Moore was in jail to face multiple weapons charges and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Multiple media reports say the shackled inmate wearing an orange jumpsuit managed to take a weapon from the assaulted deputy, possible an electric-shock device.