WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C. -

An inmate that walked off a paving detail in Watauga County, North Carolina has been located and is now back behind bars.

The Watauga County, North Carolina Sheriff's Office tells News 5 that 39-year-old Michael Calloway walked away from a Department of Transportation paving crew around noon on Thursday on Old Turnpike Road.

They say Calloway was serving time for being an habitual felon.

He was located around 4:30 Thursday afternoon and taken into custody.