MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WNCT) On Tuesday just after 7 a.m. Beaufort Police surrounded escaped inmate 27-year-old Ronnie O’Neil Morris walking on Mulberry Street near the old Beaufort Elementary School.
Officials said Morris was recognized by a citizen as matching the wanted photo issued Monday night after being seen in the 300 block of Live Oak street.
Morris escaped from the Carteret County Jail Monday around 7:45 p.m. on Monday.
He was originally taken into custody on Wednesday, March 11 for parole violations and held without bond and he also has numerous pending drug charges that were postponed due to the Superior Court closure.
Morris’ last known addresses were 1230 Creek Road in Morehead City and Lot # 120 Karobi Park MHP in Newport.
Deputies said that Morris is presumed naked as he removed his jail outfit.