BUTNER, N.C. — Authorities say a convicted drug trafficker who said he escaped from a federal prison in North Carolina because he feared the coronavirus has surrendered after 18 days on the run.
The Raleigh-based federal prosecutor’s office said Tuesday that Richard R. Cephas turned himself in at a federal courthouse in Delaware.
He escaped in early April from a prison complex in Butner where dozens of prisoners have COVID-19.
Prosecutors say he'll be transferred back to North Carolina to face a prison escape charge.
Prosecutors say Cephas was about two years from release when he escaped.