Captured: Police Find Escaped Inmate From Burlington County, NJ
UPDATE - FRIDAY EVENING: WPVI-TV reports officials apprehended Edward Berbon around 2:20 in Camden. He was taken into custody without incident.
UPDATE - WEDNESDAY MORNING: The New Jersey Department of Corrections continues to search for Edward Berbon.
The Mount Laurel Police Department said in a press release,
We have no information that Mr. Berbon poses any threat to the public. Mr. Berbon does NOT reside in Mount Laurel, the Mount Laurel Police Department has not had any contact with Mr. Berbon since he has been working here, and we have no information to indicate that he is currently in Mount Laurel.
Berbon had been working in Mount Laurel as part of NJDOC’s Residential Community Release Program since March. On or about Saturday, September 23rd, he failed to return to the halfway house where he lived. By failing to return, he is now considered an escapee.
As indicated below, authorities initially said he went missing on or around this Tuesday.
Our original report continues below.
Authorities in Burlington County are searching for an escaped inmate.
On Tuesday, Edward Berbon escaped from the custody of the New Jersey Department of Corrections while assigned to a work detail in Mount Laurel Township.
Berbon has been in custody since 2005 for attempted murder and was scheduled to be released on February 12th of next year.
He was assigned to a halfway house at the time of his escape.
Berbon is described as approximately 6' tall and 250 pounds with blue eyes and brown/gray hair.
The Mount Laurel Police Department is asking the public to contact the NJDOC Special Investigation Unit at 1-800-523-3829 with any relevant information. Dial 9-1-1 if you see Berbon in person.
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