Convicted murderer escapes from private prison in Pamlico County
11/17/1999 Associated Press Newswires Copyright 1999. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
RALEIGH (AP) - Authorities today sought a convicted murderer who escaped during a visit to a New Bern doctor outside the privately-run prison where he was being held.
Glenn E. Jacobs, 37, who is currently serving time for armed robbery and being a habitual felon, escaped from the doctor's office about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, state Department of Correction officials said. He was under the supervision of armed guards from Pamlico Correctional Facility when he escaped. The Bayboro prison is a medium-custody unit run by Corrections Corp. of America.
The escapee still was at large this morning, said Tracy Little, a Correction Department spokeswoman.
Jacobs was convicted of second-degree murder in 1988 in Cumberland County and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He escaped on Feb. 27, 1992 and was recaptured April 3, 1992. He was paroled in February 1996.
Jacobs was first sent to prison in December 1983 after being convicted in Cumberland County of larceny and receiving stolen goods. He was
sentenced to three years in prison and paroled in January 1985.
Jacobs' latest escape came while he was serving a sentence of 119 months to 152 months for a 1996 conviction in Wake County.
In September 1986, Jacobs, formerly of Hope Mills, shot and killed Louie Kenneth Locklear Jr. inside a mobile home, Cumberland County sheriff's deputies said.