DOC: Prisoner Walk-Away Apprehended By State Police

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Seaford –  Delaware State Police have apprehended the man that allegedly walked away from prison on Thursday April 13, 2017.  Department of Corrections (DOC) Spokeswoman Kate Weber said on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, the Delaware State Police stopped Matthew Davis at the intersection of Middleford and Tharp Roads in Seaford.

He was taken into custody and charged with two counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Driving While Suspended or Revoked. Weber said more charges could be forthcoming pending investigation.

Davis was then committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on an Escape after Conviction Warrant in lieu of $5,000 secured bond and on the charges of Theft of a Motor Vehicle x2 and Driving While Suspended or Revoked in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.

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Georgetown – On Thursday April 13 Matthew Davis of Bridgeville walked away from prison and is now wanted by the Department of Corrections (DOC), according to DOC Spokeswoman Kate Weber.

Weber tells First State Update that Davis absconded from the Sussex Community Corrections Center (SCCC) in Georgetown after he willfully failed to return from an approved community service pass to , . While there Davis allegedly stole a vehicle from Delmarva Clergy, which is located on South Old State Road in Ellendale, according to Weber.

Davis’ whereabouts are unknown and unauthorized at this time, added Weber.

A Warrant for Escape after Conviction has been issued.

Community Corrections Centers are Level 4 facilities where the Department of Correction manages offenders who are transitioning back into the community. These centers are not secured like Level 5 prisons, as offenders are permitted to the leave the facility to go to work, seek jobs, or attend approved treatment sessions.

Davis was originally in prison for stealing a firearm, according to a statement released by the DOC.

Weber ask anyone with information on this offender is asked to call (800) 542-9524 or their local police department.

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