An offender who escaped Monday from Orange Correctional Center was recaptured this morning.
State correctional and local law enforcement officers are seeking Orange Correctional Center offender William Cooper, who escaped from the minimum custody prison in Hillsborough on Monday morning.
Cooper was confirmed missing during a morning count of offenders around 6 a.m.
Cooper is a thin white male, age 46, who stands six foot tall, weighing around 200 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He is heavily tattooed, with a variety of symbols on his hands, arms, legs, shoulder, stomach, back, chest and neck.
He was serving a three-year sentence for a January larceny conviction in Alamance County and a probation revocation. He was scheduled to be released Dec. 17, 2024. An escape warrant is being prepared for this minimum custody offender.
If you see Cooper, please call 911 or the Orange Correctional Institution at 919-732-9301.