Dump truck used by escaped prisoner found in Randolph County, according to sheriff

North Carolina

RANDLEMAN, N.C. (WGHP) — The dump truck an escaped prisoner used to escape has been found.

Richard Mundy
Richard Mundy

Law enforcement officers are searching for a prisoner who allegedly stole a dump truck Thursday and drove away from a work detail, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

A detective with Randleman Police spotted the dump truck around 8:00 a.m. this morning. It was unattended near New Salem Road according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and was already cold.

Richard Alexander Mundy, 53, was working at an off-prison assignment when he allegedly stole the dump truck with North Carolina license plate 883-83T, according to the NCDPS. He could possibly be headed towards Asheboro.

Mundy was listed as homeless but was last known to be living in Guilford County. Mundy was serving a sentence for a 2004 conviction for robbery with a dangerous weapon in Randolph County, according to the NCDPS. His projected release was August 2025.

Anyone with information on the location of Mundy is asked to call 911 or the Scotland Correctional Institution at 910-844-3078.

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