Lawmen capture man who escaped Robeson confinement facility

PEMBROKE — A man who authorities say escaped from a confinement facility in Robeson County on Thursday was captured by deputies this morning at Walmart in Pembroke, according to the state Department of Public Safety.

Jamie Parrish, 40, was taken into custody by Robeson County sheriff’s deputies at 7:15. He was discovered to be missing from a state facility that houses inmates who have violated probation, parole or post-release supervision at about 10 p.m. on Thursday, a statement from the department said.

Parrish had been serving a 90-day period of confinement at the facility and was slated to be transferred today to a jail in Wayne County, where is facing charges of larceny, possession of stolen goods, driving while impaired and other driving offenses.

Robeson County’s Confinement in Response to Violation center, located on N.C. 711 in Lumberton, holds 192 beds for male offenders.

According to Department of Corrections records, Parrish has previously been convicted of eluding arrest, forgery, common law robbery and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

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By Sarah Willets

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