Escaped inmate captured


Terrell Gailand Miles


Staff Writer

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

An inmate that escaped from the Nash County Detention Center early Tuesday morning was captured late Tuesday night through collaborative efforts and community input.

Terrell Gailand Miles was apprehended in front of the Emergency Department of Nash UNC Health Care about 11 p.m. Tuesday night after a traffic stop. Miles attempted to flee on foot but was immediately nabbed by law enforcement officer, according to statement released Tuesday night.

“His capture was the result of a tip and an investigation,” Maj. Miste Strickland of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. “The arrest took place in the parking lot of the emergency room but had no connection to the hospital. No one at the hospital was ever in any danger as a result of the capture.”

Miles was transported to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office and will ultimately be charged with one count of escape from county/municipal jail.

“This capture was the result of teamwork between the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and the Rocky Mount Police Department,” Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said on Wednesday. “Contact between the Rocky Mount Police Department and a citizen in the city was what ultimately led us to him”

However, Stone said the inmate population at the Nash County Sheriff’s Office remains reduced until the issues at the Detention Center are resolved. Miles was the sixth prisoner to escape in less than two months. In March, five prisoners escaped using nearly the same route Miles took because of a malfunctioning door and faulty fencing.

Stone announced Tuesday that 88 of the prisoners that were housed at the Nash County Detention Center would be relocated to other correctional institutions in the state until he felt confident that the prisoners can be properly monitored and secured at the Nashville facility.

Stone said Wednesday that those prisoners have all been relocated.

“They will remain out of this facility until we have a safe environment to keep them in,” Stone said.