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Escaped Robeson County inmate surrenders

Posted August 26, 2010
Updated August 27, 2010

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— A Robeson County inmate surrendered to Fairmont police early Friday after running away from a community work program.

Matthew Oxendine, 36, escaped Thursday afternoon when a van carrying a work crew of four inmates made a stop, according a state Department of Correction representative. Oxendine is a minimum-security inmate at the Robeson Correctional Center in Lumberton.

He is serving time for a 2008 conviction for assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer, according to DOC officials. He was scheduled for release in May 2012.

DOC records show that Oxendine's criminal record, which dates to 1991, also includes convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a public official, breaking-and-entering and larceny.

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  • 4Just-ice2 Aug 27, 2010

    They must have all watched Prison Break....

  • lrh07 Aug 27, 2010

    how many inmates need to escape before nc correctional system gets it....the nc correctional system needs a Sheriff Arcapio to overhaul it