Inmate goes missing while on work release in Marion

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC – A Rutherford Correctional Center inmate went missing while on work release in Marion, NC on Tuesday. State correctional and local law enforcement officers are searching for James Pittman, 45, of Bladenboro, NC who was last seen near US 221 and Interstate 40 around 11:30 a.m.
Pittman is 5-foot-11 inches tall, weighs around 243 pounds, has medium build and has brown hair and brown eyes.
He was serving a 15 to 27 month sentence for obtaining property by false pretenses, and entered prison on June 4, 2014. Pittman was scheduled to be released in May 2020.