Prison officials say Xavier Shaw hid in a vehicle on June 30 as it left an inmate construction site in Alexander County.
Shaw was last seen wearing inmate issued clothing -- a white t-shirt, brown pants and black boots. He is considered extremely dangerous.
According to the Department of Corrections, he has many relatives who live in northern Wake County and Raleigh.
Shaw was serving time on a previous conviction and awaiting trial on a local bank robbery.
Anyone who thinks they've seen Shaw should contact authorities.