North Carolina fugitive caught after 13-day search

Submitted: Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:24am
Updated: Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:30am

ROCKINGHAM, NC (AP) — A man who escaped from a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy earlier this month has been captured.

The Richmond County Daily Journal reported that 40-year-old John Adam Rillo of Ellerbe was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Thursday on methamphetamine charges.

Richmond deputies say Rillo was found in the edge of a pond just inside Montgomery County.

Authorities say Rillo escaped July 11 while he was being arrested on a four-count federal indictment in a December meth lab seizure.

Deputies from Richmond, Montgomery and Moore counties worked with a North Carolina Division of Adult Correction K-9 unit, the Highway Patrol and police from Candor and Troy during the search.

It was not clear if Rillo has an attorney.


Information from: Richmond County Daily Journal,

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