Escaped offender from Robeson confinement center captured

Joshua Ostwalt
Joshua Ostwalt(North Carolina Department of Public Safety)
Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 6:12 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2022 at 3:43 PM EST
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LUMBERTON, N.C. (WITN) - Authorities say an escaped prison offender in Lumberton was captured Thursday in York County, South Carolina.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said state correctional and local law enforcement officers were searching for 32-year-old Joshua Ostwalt, who escaped Wednesday around 3 p.m. from the recreation yard at the Robeson Confinement in Response to Violation Center in Lumberton.

The NCDPS says Ostwalt was serving a 2 year, 6-month sentence for felony breaking and entering, and a parole violation. He was scheduled to be released on July 27, 2023.

WITN is told that the center houses and gives intensive behavior modification programs for those who have committed technical violations of probation.

“CRV centers incarcerate violators for 90-day periods in response to violations of probation, parole or post-release supervision as provided in the Justice Reinvestment Act of 2011,” the DPS says.

“He was recaptured without incident and will be returned to North Carolina to face escape charges,” the DPS says.

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