Escaped Inmate Back Behind Bars

NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- An escaped inmate was put back behind bars at the New Hanover County Correctional Center Monday.

Officers arrested Daniel Pace, 25, in Wrightsville Beach Monday morning. He was found lying on a hammock at a house on Mallard Street.

Officers said Pace never returned to the correctional center Saturday after working as part of a work release program.

Pace was serving a sentence of close to seven years for first degree burglary. He was to be released August 12, 2007.

Staff Report