KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (WNCN) — A suspect was charged after briefly escaping custody on Tuesday afternoon, according to Knightdale Police Chief Lawrence Capps.
Police confirmed that the suspect, identified as 45-year-old Russell Frederick Culbreth of Middlesex, was being processed on breaking and entering charges inside the police station when he fled from officers.
Culbreth was found hiding in a vehicle on the school grounds of Lockhart Elementary School, where he was apprehended without incident, Chief Capps said. Officials with the school district confirmed that lockdowns were issued at Lockhart Elementary School, Forestville Elementary School and Knightdale High School. The lockdowns were lifted following Culbreth’s arrest at around 1:30 p.m.
In addition to felony breaking and entering, Culbreth is also charged with felony larceny, possession of methamphetamine, as well as resisting/delaying/obstructing a public officer.