Attempted-Murder Convict Escapes State Custody In Burlington County
If you live in Burlington County or any neighboring counties like Ocean, Monmouth, Mercer, Camden, or Atlantic, you want to be advised an attempted murder convict escaped state custody in Mt. Laurel today (Tuesday). According to the Patch, "Edward Berbon had been in state custody since 2004. Assigned to a halfway house, Berbon was on a work detail in Mount Laurel during his escape, authorities said."
According to Patch, Berbon is now on the loose and described as 6 feet tall and 250 pounds, with blue eyes and brown/gray hair. "He's been in state custody for the conviction since Sept. 14, 2004. He was also incarcerated from May 2002 to April 2004 for a robbery. Both offenses occurred in Mercer County, according to state records."
Some background on Edward Berbon. "In 2005, Berbon was sentenced to up to 22 years in prison for an attempted murder from the year prior, according to state records. He was scheduled for release on Feb. 12th"
So until authorities track down Edward Berbon, the public is asked to keep an eye out for the escaped convict. Again, he escaped the authorities today in Mount Laurel, Burlington County. If you have any information or have spotted Edward Berbon call 911 if he's seen. Anyone with relevant information about Edward Berbon can contact the New Jersey Department of Corrections's (NJDOC) Fugitive Unit at 1-800-523-3829.
There are no further details and no word of what direction or where Berbon may be headed. Police appreciate any help from the public. Let's hope Berbon is arrested sooner than later, we will try to keep you up to date on the status of the attempted murder convict.
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