Murderer who escaped with ‘help of female worker he was having sex with,’ arrested hours later

A convicted murderer who escaped from a North Carolina prison this weekend was arrested on Sunday, while the kitchen worker who has been charged with helping him break out is now behind bars.

Kristopher McNeil, 29, is believed to have scaled the fence at the minimum-security unit of Brown Creek Correctional Institution in Polkton on Saturday, prison officials said.

He was found walking along Highway 52 near the Davidson/Forsyth County line around 11pm on Sunday night after being recognized by passersby from media reports.

Kendra Lynette Miller, 33, has been charged with harboring a fugitive, aiding and abetting a fugitive, having sex with an inmate and providing a cell phone to an inmate.

McNeil was taken to Davidson County Jail and will be transferred to Central Prison in Raleigh. He will face escape charges which could add one to three years to his sentence.

State director of prisons George Solomon thanked the ‘many law enforcement agencies’ who worked with the department to get McNeil back into custody.

‘We are especially grateful to the citizens who called in tips and anyone who aided in his capture without anyone getting hurt,’ Solomon said in a statement.

Miller and McNeil are believed to have worked in the prison kitchen together, state prisons spokeswoman Pamela Walker said.

Miller began working at the prison in December.

McNeil was serving a 14-year sentence for second-degree murder after he was convicted in 2009.

His release was scheduled for 2018.

McNeil pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the Winston-Salem Journal reported in 2009.

He killed Lancelot ‘Bobby’ Muir, 44, who was found shot to death along a creek near his girlfriend’s home. Muir was awaiting trial on cocaine trafficking charges at the time of his death.

Miller is currently being held in Anson County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.

‘Unprofessional conduct by correction staff will not be tolerated,’ State Prisons Director George Solomon said in a statement on Sunday.

‘We will pursue criminal charges and support prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.’

According to her Facebook page, the Alaska, Pennsylvania, native has a boyfriend.

The social media account indicates that Miller and her paramour, Antione Shaw, have been together since late December 2014.

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