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Officials continue search for parole absconder Rowvontae Tarrell Walker

February 3, 2016

Contact: Holly Kramer (517) 335-3090, (517) 282-9688


Officials continue search for parole absconder Rowvontae Tarrell Walker

Law enforcement authorities are continuing the search for Rowvontae Tarrell Walker, who absconded from parole in Detroit on Wednesday Feb. 3, 2016.

Walker was last seen wearing a black sweat shirt, jeans, work boots, hand cuffs and leg irons.

The Department of Corrections and its Absconder Recovery Unit continues to work in connection with the U.S. Marshals Service Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team and Detroit Police Department to apprehend this offender.

Anyone with information on Walker’s whereabouts, or who may have seen Walker, is urged to call 911 or the 24-hour tip hotline at (313) 234-5656.

“Our first priority is to find and return this parolee to custody,” said Michigan Department of Corrections 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.”

At approximately 2:49 p.m. parolee Walker (#888214) exited Lawton Parole Office, 5300 Lawton Street in Detroit, through a rear door after being detained for questioning in connection with a carjacking.

Walker is 19 years old and has a mole on the right side of his face. He has tattoos on his right forearm, lower right arm, back and chest. He is 5’10’’ and approximately 160 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes.

Walker was incarcerated in Sept. 2013 after being sentenced for an unarmed robbery that occurred in Detroit. He paroled in Sept. 2015.

Those in the community should be sure to lock their vehicles and homes. Citizens should not approach this offender if they see him and should contact law enforcement immediately.

The MDOC will continue sharing updates on its social media accounts and Nixle until this parolee has returned to custody.

For real-time information, please text MDOC to 888777 to sign up for our Nixle notification service.