Murder suspect recaptured after escape from van in Hillsborough

Micah Keishaun Cameron
Micah Keishaun Cameron

HILLSBOROUGH Authorities early Friday captured a suspect in a murder case who had escaped while being brought from Rockingham County to the Orange County jail in Hillsborough overnight.

Micah Keishaun Cameron, 17, was in chains when he jumped from a van, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. Chief Deputy Jamison Sykes said Cameron was captured about a mile from where he had escaped at about 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of N.C. 86 and N.C. 70.

Cameron is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in Alamance County, Sykes said, and was taken to the jail there after his capture.

Cameron was in handcuffs, leg irons and had a chain around his midsection when he ran, Sykes said.

Orange authorities had sent a reverse 911 call to residents in the Hillsborough area when Cameron got free to warn them.

He was being brought to Orange County in connection with a probation violation, Sykes said.

Cameron’s state prison record shows that he was placed on two years’ probation after being convicted of breaking or entering cars, a felony, in April. The record show that conviction was in Alamance County, however.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT