Massive Manhunt Continues In Forest - Pisgah Forest, NC


Last updated 7/24/2017 at 11:51pm

Jermiah Reed

Access to the Pisgah National Forest is restricted as the search goes on.

The search continues for an armed suspect in Pisgah National Forest. As of going Monday evening, Phillip Michael Stroupe II is believed still to be at large in the forest.

Stroupe, 38, of Weaverville, stands at 5 feet and 8 inches, and has a large tattoo on his neck. He has outstanding warrants in Buncombe County for an alleged kidnapping and charges pending in Yancey County, according to a Transylvania County sheriff's Office press release.

As of this morning, Stroupe has spent two nights in the woods.

He is considered armed and dangerous, and has been on the run since Saturday mornin...

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