LUMBERTON, N.C. (WNCN) — A North Carolina prisoner with just over three months remaining on a sentence has been caught after managing to escape Friday afternoon, officials said.
Wayne Zachary Holshouser, 37, escaped from a facility in Lumberton, according to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Corrections.
Holshouser, who was scheduled to be released on Nov. 11, was discovered missing just after 5:30 p.m., the news release said.
About 5 hours later, it says he was caught on foot by the Department of Public Safety Prison Emergency Response Team.
Officials say Holshouser surrendered without incident and was taken into custody.
He was serving time after a violation of his post-release supervision on a 2018 conviction of receiving a stolen vehicle, officials said.
Holshouser was being held in the Robeson Confinement in Response to Violation Center. The facility houses inmates who have “committed technical violations of probation,” the news release said.
He was described as 6-foot-2, weighs 157 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Holshouser has multiple tattoos on his back, chest and both arms, officials said.
Authorities asked anyone who had seen him or knew his location to call 911 or the facility in Lumberton at 910-618-5535.