Thursday, 01 November 2007 19:00
48-year-old Robert Randall DeLuca is back in custody.
has been on the run since jumping the fence of a Johnson County detention
center on October 13. DeLuca was being held on charges that included
manufacturing methamphetamine, assaulting a police officer and vandalizing
county property. He will now face escape charges. Few details have been
released, but Aisling Broadcasting has been told that DeLuca was apprehended in
Watauga County last night.
Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece told Aisling Broadcasting
last month that several phone calls DeLuca made in prison pointed to Watauga as
a likely destination. Reece has said repeatedly that it was only a matter of
time before DeLuca was caught.
Watauga County Sheriff’s Office plans to send out a press
release sometime this morning with more details.
Stay tuned and visit goblueridge.net for more
information as it becomes available.