ESCAPED HABITUAL FELON CAPTURED IN BILTMORE PARK

ESCAPED HABITUAL FELON CAPTURED IN BILTMORE PARK ESCAPED HABITUAL FELON CAPTURED IN BILTMORE PARK

ESCAPED HABITUAL FELON MICHAEL CALLOWAY HAS BEEN CAPTURED AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN BILTMORE PARK   

(News 13 photo Thursday morning) 

ESCAPEE IS AN "HABITUAL FELON" WITH CRIMINAL HISTORY      

From earlier:   

Just before dark Wednesday night and continuing into this (Thursday) morning , authorities were searching for an inmate who escaped custody Wednesday afternoon in Asheville.

A Buncombe County Sheriff's Office transport deputy contacted Communications at 1:28 p.m. to say an inmate had escaped custody in the area of 1117 Hendersonville Road.

Michael Calloway, 42, is a white man with long, salt and pepper hair, long reddish beard and blue eyes. He is 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 175 pounds.
Calloway wass believed to be in the Hendersonville Road/Deerfield area. Anyone with information regarding Calloway's whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office at 828-250-6670.

Biltmore Forest Police advised residents to not approach the escapee and to call 911 if you see anyone acting suspiciously in the area.

Calloway was scheduled to appear in court Jan. 1 on multiple charges, including breaking and entering, larceny of a motor vehicle, and being a habitual felon.

In 2014, Calloway escaped from prison in Watauga County. Calloway, who was serving a 12-year sentence for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, walked away from his work assignment and was captured a short time later.

Law enforcement in Biltmore Forest released a warning to residents on Wednesday to stay inside as they searched for Calloway. Authorities also called for Roberson District schools to temporarily go under lockdown.
Buncombe County Schools later announced on Twitter that law enforcement lifted the lock down, and parents were able to pick up students.