The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an inmate at Jail Central found a secret way to escape his cell pod late Sunday.
Inmate Darryl Young, 38, gained access to a maintenance closet left unsecured, the sheriff’s office said in a statement on Monday. The closet provided access to other floors, which allowed Young to escape from his pod, officials said.
When a detention officer found Young’s cell empty, the facility was locked down and an immediate roll call/head count was conducted per policy, according to jail officials.
At 10:28 p.m., the facility emergency plan was activated, and detention officers apprehended Young four minutes alter, before the emergency plan could be fully implemented.
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Young was in the jail on charges including robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and breaking and entering to terrorize.
He was charged with misdemeanor escape local jail from Sunday’s incident.