New Jersey police searching for escaped inmate who was scheduled to be released next year
Police are looking for a New Jersey inmate who escaped custody during a work detail on Tuesday, just under five months before his scheduled release.
Edward Berbon was in the custody of the New Jersey Department of Corrections while he was assigned to a work detail in Mount Laurel, the city’s police departrment wrote on Facebook.
Berbon was assigned to a halfway house when he made his escape.
Berbon is described as exactly six feet tall and 250 pounds with blue eyes and brown and gray hair.
He had been in custody since 2005 for attempted murder and was scheduled to be released on Feb. 12, 2024.
If Berbon is spotted, police said to immediately call 911. Anyone with information on where he could be is asked to contact the NJDOC Special Investigation Unit – Fugitive Unit at 1-800-523-3829.