The inmate who escaped a low-security Orange County correctional facility Monday evening returned within about five hours, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
Forty-year-old Kenneth Lussier is serving 12 to 15 years for habitual felony, larceny, and felony breaking and entering. He was on an outside work assignment in Hillsborough when he walked away at about 6:30 p.m. He surrendered to officials at about 11:30 p.m.
DPS officials say Lussier will face additional charges related to the escape.