Prison Emergency Response Team officers and Alcohol Law Enforcement agents captured escaped inmate James Ladd just before 11 a.m. today in Halifax County about ten miles from the prison farm where he escaped Sunday. Officers and agents were following up on a tip along NC Highway 125 near Scotland Neck, when a passing motorist stopped and alerted them about a man he had just seen running from the woods toward a nearby home. The teams immediately responded to that home and began a search of the property around it. Ladd was found crouched down in an open garage attached to the house and taken into custody without incident. Ladd will face charges for escape from prison and internal prison disciplinary charges. He was housed at Tillery Correctional Center and was serving life sentences for the robbery and murders of two men in Yadkin County in 1980.