On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Delaware Department of Corrections learned that Daniel Dittmar, an inmate who they say “walked away”, was in the custody of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.
A month earlier the Delaware Department of Correction began searching for the 35-year-old Dittmar, who was and inmate at Sussex Community Corrections Center in Georgetown, after he did not return from an approved work pass on Friday, May 5, 2018.
The facility Dittmar was being held at is a Community Corrections Centers. Authorities say these 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.
Dittmar began serving time back in February of 2017, after investigators with the Ellendale, Milford and Delaware State Police began looking for him in connection with burglary and theft charges. While searching for Dittmar investigators discovered that he had left the state. They learned that Dittmar was picked up by the Suffolk County New York police on charges of second-degree aggravated harassment and that he was still in custody. They immediately placed a hold on Dittmar and he was later returned to Delaware.
Upon his return, Dittmar faced charges of third degree burglary, theft greater than $1,500, theft under $1,500 where a victim is aged 62 or older, theft under $1,500, second degree conspiracy and criminal mischief under $1,000 damage in addition to the Milford and State Police charges.
Officials did not release any information regarding Dittmar’s arrest in Florida.
He is currently awaiting extradition back to Delaware.