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Jul 28, 2016 1:17 PM

Escaped inmate caught in Manchester after person on street points out orange jumpsuit


MANCHESTER - An escaped inmate wasn't on the loose for long thanks to the public.

A citizen flagged down an officer on Elm Street and pointed to a male wearing the orange jumpsuit worn by inmates at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections.

The inmate - identified as Kevin Gearhart, 50 - fled to a wooded area behind Prime Gas.

Officers caught Gearhart and returned to jail.

Police said Gearhart tried to steal a vehicle being dropped off for service, and then one parked at a gas pump, but was scared off by civilians in both cases.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

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