STATE: Offender escapes Caldwell Correctional Center, still on loose

Matthew BrownLENOIR – Corrections and law enforcement officers are seeking inmate Matthew Neil Brown #0988777 who escaped overnight from Caldwell Correctional Center, a minimum-security prison facility in Lenoir.

Brown, 37, was serving a 19-month sentence for possession of stolen goods and drug possession and was due to be released in February 2024.

Brown is 5-foot-6, weighs about 160 pounds and has black hair, green eyes and a beard.

Anyone with information on Brown’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Caldwell Correctional Center at 828-726-2509.