Today, officials with the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) announced the capture of George Brinkley, of Smyrna.
On September 26, 2018, Brinkley walked away from the Morris Community Correctional Center (MCCC) in Dover, where he had been serving time for violation of Parole/Probation and Aggravated Menacing, according to a statement released by the DOC.
Earlier this year, on May 15, 2018, the DOC sent out a notification that stated that on April 14, 2018, Brinkley walked away from the facility. First State Update never received a notification that Brinkley had been captured. It’s not clear if Brinkley has walked away from the facility twice or if he has been roaming the streets since the April 14, 2018 date. We have an email into the DOC asking for clarification.
Brinkley was apprehended by the Smyrna Police Department on Monday, December 10, 2018. He was later arraigned at JP 2 before being committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on an Escape after Conviction Warrant in lieu of $500 cash bail.
The Morris Community Correctional Center is a Level 4 facility where the DOC manages offenders who are transitioning back into the community. These centers are not secured like Level 5 prisons, as offenders are permitted to leave the facility to go to work, seek jobs, or attend approved treatment sessions.