WINSTON-SALEM - UPDATE: An escaped inmate was found Monday morning several hours after leaving his post on a work assignment.
A release from the Department of Public Safety says Bobby Abraham returned to the facility at 11:06 a.m. He will face charges for his escape.
Previously, Abraham was last seen going to a work assignment for the NC Department of Transportation in Winston-Salem at 7:40 this morning.
Abraham, 28, is a minimum custody inmate at Forsyth Correctional Center for Attempted Trafficking a Schedule 2 Drug in Mecklenburg County. His projected release date was April 2019.
While it seems like no one was hurt in the incident -- neighbors in the area say the escape just adds to an uneasy feeling they already have about the neighborhood sometimes.
"It does because I'm thinking, what were they in there for? What types of crimes are they used to committing? What are they going to do to not go back?," said Sheena Cook, the owner of Rae's Flower Shop, which is about a half a mile from the Forsyth Correctional Center.
She says a lot of times she has her kids at work, especially when they're out of school.
Today, she didn't even know about the escaped inmate until we told her about it.
"I did not hear anything. Matter of fact, our internet has been out all morning. But, there was no alarm, there was no nothing, no officers came by," said Cook.
Cook says there are so many people and businesses in the area, and she's surprised she wasn't notified by anyone of the escape.
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