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Inmate escapes from Buncombe County prison

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ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) -- State and local police are looking for an inmate who escaped from the Buncombe Correctional Center.

Correctional staff found that 27-year-old Anthony Riddle of McDowell County was missing at a 9 p.m. check Tuesday at the minimum security prison.

Riddle was serving a sentence of two to four years for larceny and possession of a gun by a felon. He had been scheduled for release in July 2015.

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