Inmate captured after escaping Gaston Co. facility

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. -- Law enforcement apprehended an escaped inmate hours after he escaped from a minimum-security prison in Gaston County. 

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety says Dennis Carver was captured around 8:20 Tuesday evening after escaping from Gastonia Correctional Center early-Tuesday afternoon.

Carter was serving a five-year sentence for vehicle theft; he now faces a charge of felony escape from prison. 

Additionally, Carter's daughter, Tonya Carter, will be charged with aiding his escape.

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