Matthew Neil Brown escaped from the Caldwell Correctional Center in Lenoir Monday night. Brown was serving a 19-month sentence for possession of stolen goods and drug possession. He was due to be released in February 2024.
Earlier today, Iredell County Warrant Squad Deputies followed up on information about a possible sighting of Brown near the end of Brown Summit Avenue, which is near a homeless camp. When the deputies arrived at the location, officials said he ran.
Deputies said a perimeter was quickly established, and drones and canine units were called to the scene. After a three-hour manhunt, Brown was located and taken back into custody near Ravenwood Drive after being tracked by Canine Units.
Photo: Iredell County Sheriff’s Office