'Extremely Dangerous' NC Inmate at Large After Escaping Police Custody, Carjacking Vehicle

Edward Moore , Jr., also carjacked a Buick, but the vehicle has been found.

ByABC News
December 15, 2016, 5:08 AM

— -- An armed and "extremely dangerous" North Carolina inmate is at large after escaping a hospital's emergency department and carjacking a vehicle, following a struggle with a deputy Wednesday night, police said.

"Edward Moore Jr., 39, escaped from custody of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office this evening while at CFVMC. Call 911 if you see him," tweeted the Fayetteville Police Department, referring to the Cape Fear Valley Hospital.

A subsequent tweet read, "Moore was an inmate of the CCSO Detention Center for bank robberies. He is EXTREMELY dangerous. Call 911 with any info or 483-TIPS."

Moore -- who was incarcerated for bank robberies at the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Detention Center, according to police -- was being treated at the hospital when he escaped custody of the officer.

He assaulted the deputy, managed to get the deputy's Taser and then escaped through the entrance while still wearing an orange jumpsuit, police said.

The vehicle he carjacked outside the hospital, a Buick, was located in Fayetteville but he remains on the run.

ABC News' Brendan Rand contributed to this report.