Inmate injured self during escape

By: By Mike Gellatly -

LUMBERTON — The Shannon man who escaped from the Robeson County Detention Center last week had to receive medical treatment upon his return to jail.

The incident is under investigation by the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office and no additional charges have been filed against Danny Ray Locklear, Sheriff Ken Sealey said.

Locklear was injured when he was escaping.

“He went over the razor wire and he was hurt doing that,” Sealey said.

Locklear, 27, who has been jailed since 2014 on armed robbery charges, escaped about 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Locklear was free for about an hour before being recaptured thanks to the combined efforts of county deputies and Lumberton police, Sealey said.

Locklear’s bond is set at $326,000.

Escape or attempting to escape from a N.C. Department of Public Safety detention center while charged with a felony, as Locklear is, is a class H felony and punishable by up to two years in prison.

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By Mike Gellatly

Reach Mike Gellatly at 910-816-1989 or via Twitter @MikeGellatly

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