Officials: parole absconder now in police custody

Posted at 10:17 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 23:34:27-05

WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Corrections announced late Thursday, Rowvontae Walker is now in police custody.

He was a parolee who went missing after being detained for questioning regarding a carjacking.

The suspect’s name is Rowvontae Tarrell Walker, 19. The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) says that he exited the Lawton Parole Office in Detroit through a rear door after being held for questioning in connection with a carjacking Wednesday.

“Our first priority is to find and return this parolee to custody,” said MDOC director Heidi Washington. “We are asking for help from the public to contact the police or to call 911 if you have information that would assist in the investigation.”

Walker was sentenced in September 2013 for an unarmed robbery in Detroit. He did time for two years before being paroled.

Walker has a mole on the right side of his face and tattoos on his right forearm, lower right arm, back and chest. He is 5’10” and weighs about 160 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

MDOC advised those in the Lawton area to lock their vehicles and homes.

No other details were released regarding Walker’s arrest.