Georgetown Police Apprehend Two Absconders

Georgetown – Georgetown Police have apprehended two fugitives wanted for absconding from the Delaware Department of Correction, according to Public Information Officer Detective Joey Melvin.

Chad Swartley

Melvin said that the incident occurred yesterday, Wednesday, February 16, 2017 at the Georgetown McDonald’s. Georgetown Police received information that two recent absconders from the Delaware Department of Correction, were possibly in the area of Georgetown McDonald’s.

Georgetown Police successfully located Chad Swartley, 22 and Mark Amendt 26, both of Georgetown, sitting in a vehicle in the McDonald’s parking lot, according to Melvin.

Georgetown Police took custody of both Swartley and Amendt without incident. Swartley and Amendt were turned over to Department of Correction officials and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution.

Mark Amendt

Both was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on an Escape after Conviction Warrant in lieu of $5,000 cash bail, according the Department of Corrections.

Original Story

Georgetown – The Delaware Department of Correction, Sussex Community Corrections Center in Georgetown, is looking for two individuals who absconded, according to Delaware Department of Correction Spokeswoman Kate Weber.

Chad Swartley
Chad Swartley

Weber said, Tuesday, February 14, 2017, warrants for escape after conviction were issued for Chad Swartley, 23, of Frankord and Mark Amendt, 26, of Georgetown after the two willfully failed to return from  approved work passes. The two walked away on  February 13, 2017, according to Weber.

Weber said that 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.

Mark Amendt
Mark Amendt

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


Image Credits: DOC

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