The Rowan County sheriff wants more security measures at a magistrate's office after a prisoner escaped.
Sheriff Keven Auten's request comes after a prisoner wiggled out of handcuffs and jumped over a barbed-wire fence. Auten says the county facilities maintenance staff is contacting businesses that specialize in fencing and other security devices.
Twenty-one-year-old Jameel Stephens-Maddox of Spencer escaped Wednesday morning in Salisbury after being arrested for several traffic violations and trying to escape deputies.
Officials say as he was being processed, Stephens-Maddox managed to get both hands out of the cuffs and ran out a door, jumped onto a patrol car and got to the room of the building and jumped the security fence.
The sheriff's office is offering a $1,000 reward for his capture.