Thursday, 30 August 2007 20:00
Earlier this week we warned drivers to be on the
lookout for a Burke County fugitive.
Today that man, 18-year-old William Hicks,
is in custody. Hicks is believed to have escaped Wednesday by stealing a
housekeeper’s car. Hicks was caught shoplifting at a Wal-Mart in Asheville
yesterday afternoon. Initially, Burke deputies had law enforcement all over
western North Carolina on the lookout. Additional charges will be filed against
Hicks, who was initially serving ten months for possession of stolen property.