Missing Wayne County inmate captured in Rocky Mount almost a week after escape


ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) – A Wayne County inmate who had been on the run for almost a week was captured Friday night in Rocky Mount, according to a news release from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Victor Ramon Castro was discovered missing during an inmate count around lunchtime Sept. 13. It was discovered through video that he walked off from the Wayne County Detention Center around 6:46 a.m., the release said.

Castro was apprehended around 11:15 p.m. Friday at the Sunshine Inn in Rocky Mount. There was “limited resistance as he attempted to evade arrest,” the release said.

Castro is charged with escape from a detention center. He was transported back to the Wayne County Detention Center and placed under a $25,000 bond.

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