Mullen was able to taste freedom for only a short while. Shortly after 4am, he was captured less than five miles a way near Hiddenite. Mullen had parked the stolen truck just off Highway 90. Officers tracked him to an empty mobile home where he was placed in custody. Jones said this morning “there is no indication that he was able to obtain a firearm, we had spotted him at one time but he scaled a fence and got away.”
Mullen was being held for charges in Iredell County. Those charges include felony larceny of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, and felony possession of methamphetamine. Mullen was returned to the Alexander County Detention Center.