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Man Serving Time For Escape Wanted For Escaping Over Perimeter Fence


The Delaware Department of Correction announced that Ernest Lewis absconded from the Plummer Community Corrections Center (PCCC) in Wilmington after willfully after fleeing the facility over the perimeter fence. Lewis’ whereabouts are unknown and unauthorized at this time. A Warrant for Escape after Conviction has been issued.

Anyone with information on this offender is asked to call (800) 542-9524 or their local police department.
Date of walk-away: 08/18/2019
Name: Ernest Lewis
Race/Gender: Black/Male
Height: 5’05”
Weight: 150
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Tattoos: Right Forearm, Left Forearm, Left Arm, Chest
Last Seen Wearing: Black Shirt w/Red and Yellow Lettering, Black Pants, and Black Shoes
Current Offense: Escape after Conviction

If you are a crime victim in need of assistance, you are encouraged to call DOC Victim Services at 302.857.5440.

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.

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