An inmate identified as William Cooper managed to escape from an Orange County minimum security prison on Monday morning, causing concern among Orange Correctional Center officials, Your Content has learned.
The escape was discovered during the morning count at approximately 6 a.m., when Cooper was found to be missing.
William Cooper, 46 years old, was serving a three-year sentence for a larceny conviction in Alamance County and was expected to be released in December 2024.
Descriptions of Cooper indicate that he stands at approximately 6 feet tall and is extensively tattooed with various symbols on his hands, arms, legs, shoulder, stomach, back, chest, and neck.
A prominent tattoo reading “wicked” is located on the front of his neck.
Authorities are urging the public to be vigilant and report any sightings or information regarding Cooper’s whereabouts to 911 immediately.
The Orange Correctional Center, situated on Clarence Walters Road in Hillsborough, serves as a facility for housing male inmates in a minimum security setting, with a capacity to accommodate up to 200 individuals, according to ABC News.