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Two inmates who left work crew are caught in Summerville, S.C.

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TILLERY, N.C. (AP) -- Two North Carolina prison inmates who left a work crew and are suspected of robbing two hunters were recaptured early this morning in Summerville, South Carolina. North Carolina Department of Correction spokesman Keith Acree says Cloman Smith and Jesse McCrobie were arrested without incident after a local police officer at a gas station recognized a pickup truck stolen from the hunters after the escape. Smith and McCrobie escaped from a work crew at a poultry house Wednesday afternoon. Acree says authorities believe Smith and McCrobie then robbed two hunters late that night. Authorities say they took two rifles, a handgun, cash and a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck. Thirty-year-old Smith is serving a maximum prison sentence of 12 years and five months as a habitual felon. Twenty-seven-year-old McCrobie is serving a prison sentence of more than three years for larceny, breaking and entering and other charges. Both were being held at the minimum security Tillery Correctional Center. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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