Man who was convicted of crimes in Brunswick Co. reported missing from prison job assignment

Man who was convicted of crimes in Brunswick Co. reported missing from prison job assignment
Michael Lee Willis-Rockett (Source: NC Department of Public Safety)

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - State correctional and local law enforcement officers are seeking an offender who was reported missing from his prison job assignment Thursday morning.

Michael Lee Willis-Rockett, 29, was last seen wearing green pants and either a white or grey T-shirt just before 10 a.m. at the the Department of Public Safety’s Correction Enterprise warehouse in Apex. Willis-Rockett worked a prison job loading trucks of supplies for the prison system.

He stands 5-foot-10 and weighs about 190 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a scar on his right arm and tattoos on his right eye, neck, chest, stomach and both arms.

Willis-Rockett is serving a two-year sentence for identity theft/fraud and a probation revocation after being convicted in Brunswick County in November 2018.

He was scheduled for release on Dec. 18, 2020.

Anyone with information on Willis-Rockett’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Wake Correctional Center at 919-733-7988.

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