Last escaped inmate to be returned


Laquaris Rashaad Battle


From Staff Reports

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

A Nash County inmate who escaped last week and was captured early Sunday in South Carolina has waived extradition and will be returned this week.

Laquaris Rashaad Battle, 23, was taken into custody during a traffic stop in Hardeeville, S.C. He's set for extradition Thursday.

Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said he was proud of other inmates who alerted detention officers immediately after five prisoners escaped.

The five inmates forced their way through a wire fence. Four of the inmates were captured with hours of escape.

The escapees had help in the form of accomplices waiting to pick them up. The accomplices, who have not been identified, will be charged with harboring fugitives, Stone said at a press conference Monday in Nashville.

Mia Andrea Dasha Evans was identified as the driver of the vehicle in which Battle was located. She is a Nash County resident. It's not immediately clear whether charges are pending against her.

It remains unknown if Evans is the same woman who helped two of the escapees check into a local hotel. David Marshal Viverette, 28, and Raheem D. Horne, 26, were captured the morning after the escape at Hal Orr’s Inn in Rocky Mount.

That so far unidentified woman is likely facing charges of aiding and abetting. Deputies said last week they would better know her disposition when the investigation into that aspect of the case is complete.