Wilmington Fugitive Back in Custody

WILMINGTON -- After more than two days on the run, Daniel Downing is back behind bars.

Downing was captured Saturday morning in Transylvania County, officials with the New Hanover County Department of Corrections said.

Downing fled his work detail Thursday afternoon after telling a supervisor he had to go to the bathroom. He disappeared into the woods and never returned.

Authorities pulled Downing over as he was driving in a stolen van.

Reported by Kelli O'Hara