UPDATE: Wilkes Correctional Center Offender Roger Hawkins Back in Custody


Wilkes Correctional Center minimum custody offender Roger W. Hawkins (#0500925), who was reported missing from his work release assignment Friday afternoon, was captured by law enforcement officials from the Ashe County Sheriff’s Department Saturday at approximately 2:30 a.m. Hawkins, who was last seen in the Foster Street area of Wilkesboro at 4 p.m. on Friday, was arrested in a stolen car in downtown West Jefferson. 

Hawkins, 48, was serving a sentence for robbery with a dangerous weapon and was admitted to prison on Jan. 23, 2015. He was scheduled for release on Sept. 16, 2021. 

Hawkins will be moved to a higher custody facility and will face charges.


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