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Bolton Escapee Facing More Charges


The man who was captured hiding in a Lumber River camper trailer in June faces more charges in Columbus County.

James Nicholas Jacobs, 32, faces felonies in Robeson, Columbus and Pender counties. His was charged with escaping a state prison in Robeson; theft of motor fuel, speeding, and driving while license revoked in Columbus; and obtaining property by false pretenses in Pender. He was also charged with breaking and entering to terrorize in Columbus. Jacobs listed his address as 88 Martha’s Lane, Bolton. His bond was set at $126,000.

Jacobs was arrested in May after allegedly stealing a boat, which was recovered in Bladen County. He was on parole at the time for several felonies, including illegal possession of a firearm. When his parole was revoked by the court, he was sent to the minimum security parole violation facility in Lumberton.

Jacobs allegedly walked away from the facility June 5, and was later caught by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and Corrections officers in a camper on Princess Anne Road near Cerro Gordo. He was on the nrun for around 20 hours, the Department of Corrections said.

Details about the Pender charges and the latest breaking and entering charges were not immediately available.



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