Search underway for escaped prison offender from Robeson CRV Center

Published 12:58 pm Thursday, November 10, 2022

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RALEIGH – State correctional and local law enforcement officers are seeking offender Joshua P. Ostwalt (#1017527) who escaped this afternoon around 3 p.m. from the recreation yard at the Robeson Confinement in Response to Violation Center in Lumberton.

Ostwalt, 32, is a white male who stands six-foot-three and weighs 170 pounds. He has tattoos on both his left and right arms and hands, as well as prominent tattoos on his neck. He has also used the last name spelled “Ostowalt.”

He was serving a two-year, six-month sentence for felony breaking and entering, and a parole violation. He was scheduled to be released July 27, 2023. An escape warrant is being prepared. He also faces unrelated pending charges of breaking and entering.

The CRV centers house and provide 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.

If you see Ostwalt, please call 911 or the Robeson CRV at 910-618-5535.