Tabor Correctional inmate escapes from work detail

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Ricky Robinson (Photo: NCDPS)
Ricky Robinson (Photo: NCDPS)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — An inmate walked away from his job site in Columbus County today.

Law enforcement officers are searching for Ricky Robinson, a minimum custody inmate from Tabor Correctional Institution.

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According to a news release from the NC Department of Public Safety, Robinson was working as a janitor at Columbus Correctional Institution in Whiteville when he walked away from his assignment.

Robinson, 59, is serving a sentence as a habitual felon. He is scheduled for release in June 2021.

If you have seen Robinson or know where he is, call law enforcement or Tabor Correctional at (910) 653-6413.