Officials: Dare County inmate escaped due to security breach

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Zachary Barksdale

DARE COUNTY, Va. – An inmate at the Dare County Detention Center escaped early Saturday morning, according to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say inmate Zachary Barksdale escaped from the detention center around 1:20 a.m.

About an hour later, Barksdale was taken into custody.

According to the sheriff’s office, a security breach allowed Barksdale to leave the facility. The breach is under further investigation.

Barksdale was charged with fleeing custody of a county confinement facility, with further charges pending. He was in the detention on center for breaking and entering (forced), larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen property, damage to real property and assault on a female.

No one was injured.

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