Inmate assaults deputy, escapes hospital in N.C.; still at-large

(Photo courtesy of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – Authorities are looking for an escaped inmate that was seeking treatment at Cape Fear Valley Hospital on Wednesday.

According to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Edward Moore was in custody for robbery with a dangerous weapon. He assaulted a deputy and fled from the hospital, stealing a green Buick van to aid his escape.

Deputies says that Moore is considered armed and dangerous.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is asking if anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Moore to call 911 or the Sheriff’s Office at 910 323 1500.