UPDATE: Escaped Inmate Captured
State corrections officers and McDowell County sheriff's deputies captured escaped inmate Anthony Riddle at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at an apartment in Marion. Riddle walked away last night from Buncombe Correctional Center, a minimum-security state correctional facility in Asheville.
Anthony Riddle was serving time for larceny and possession of a firearm by a felon. Back in 2008, News 13 reported that he pled guilty to stabbing another man. While he did not get jail time, he was ordered to pay over $70,000 in restitution and was placed on probation.
Then in 2011, he faced multiple charges in connection to a robbery at a pawn shop in Marion.
Riddle will now face charges for escape from prison and will be returned to Mountain View Correctional Institution in Spruce Pine to resume serving his sentence. Charges are also expected against friends who aided Riddle in his escape.