Escaped inmate from Davidson County captured; was bitten by K9

LEXINGTON, N.C. – A Davidson County inmate who escaped from jail was captured on Monday evening.

Bobby Ray Cabe Jr., 40, who was on work detail, escaped at about 12:45 a.m. while taking the trash out to the dumpster. He was captured around 6 p.m. later that day.

After escaping, the suspect allegedly went to someone’s home and asked for some water. The person at the door recognized him and called police, according to Sheriff Grice.

Cabe was bitten in the leg by an officer’s K9 and was being treated at the scene by emergency workers. He was captured between Young Road and Hedrick Mill Road in Davidson County.

Cabe was able to escape by getting out of the officer’s sight for about 15 seconds and going up a maintenance ladder attached to the wall. From there, police said he ran across the roof of the new Courthouse where he jumped and fled in the direction of the Lexington City Cemetery. Police found Cabe’s jumpsuit in the area.

Cabe was charged in two CVS armed robberies earlier this year. He has a long criminal record dating back to 1992 including assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, arson, burglary and shoplifting.

Police said he also has a reputation for being a runner. He escaped the Davidson County Jail once before, in 1994.

Cabe was moved from Forsyth County to Davidson County to stand trial charges of misdemeanor injury to real property, larceny of a firearm, and breaking and entering. He is under a $350,000 bond in Forsyth for numerous charges.

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