UPDATE: Offender who escaped confinement taken into custody after search
LUMBERTON, N.C. (WECT) - James Nicholas Jacobs has been located in a camper near the Lumber River by Columbus County Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit and Department of Corrections PERT Unit after escaping the Confinement in Response to Violation (CRV) center in Lumberton Sunday evening.
Jacobs is now on his way to prison.
Jacobs was discovered missing shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday June 5.
Jacobs is 31 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has multiple tattoos on his arms, neck, and torso.
Jacobs was serving a 90-day period of confinement for violating post-release supervision for a 2021 conviction of possession of a firearm by a felon. he was scheduled to be released October 4, 2022.
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