Woman tries to escape prison months before release

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Submitted: Tue, 10/08/2013 - 1:36am
Updated: Tue, 10/08/2013 - 3:41am

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC, (WWAY) — Onslow County Sheriff Deputies arrested a woman who escaped from an Edgecombe County prison just months before her scheduled release.

Deputies say Misty Dawn Gardner escaped from the Fountain Correction Facility in Rocky Mount around 9 a.m. and was on the run for about seven hours. Investigators believe she may have scaled a fence.

Gardner was eventually arrested at her mother’s home in Richlands. Her mother was not home at the time. There is no information indicating Gardner’s mother had any involvement in Misty’s escape.

Gardner is serving about two years in prison for driving while intoxicated. She was scheduled for release in December, officials said.


  • guesty says:

    …she succeeded in escaping since she left the prison grounds and was captured at her mothers.

  • Guest-o-matic says:

    …and maybe she’ll get the message!

  • The UnknownTruthTeller says:

    Unlike most inmates, this one’s a hottie.

  • guesty says:

    Don’t always trust a head shot. Could be more to the picture.

  • 211 says:

    she may be a hottie, but shes also stupid. why add more time to your sentence when theres not that much time left to it?

  • tke1 says:

    I’m sure she had her many chances with continuances, suspended sentences, community service, unsupervised probation, supervised probation, structured sentencing, etc. (all created by the legislature, not the judge or the cops) before actually doing a little time.
    Apparently you have no experience with the court system or you would know how hard it is to actually get someone an active sentence.
    By the way, let’s stand you out in front of dope dealer, child molester, armed robber and a drunk driver and see which one you have the best chance with. They need jail time too but don’t blame it ALL on the judges and the court system. Sometimes their hands are tied.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    I’m glad she’s in prison, for DWI. It makes me sick that, here in SE North Carolina, we have tons of Armed Robbers, Child Molesters, and Dope Dealers, who only get probation.

  • Wilmingtontruthteller says:

    Very good looking, but not very smart.

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