Prisoner Escapes From Courthouse In Georgetown, Search Underway

Georgetown- The Delaware State Police (DSP) and Delaware Capitol Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a subject after he escaped from the Sussex County Courthouse this afternoon, according to DSP Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred at approximately 12:00 this afternoon, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, when 24-year-old Ronald N.Stow escaped from the custody of the Delaware Capitol Police while being detained for the Delaware State Police. At the time of the escape, Stow was wanted on criminal warrants out of Troop 7 for Burglary 2nd degree, Unlawful Use of a Payment Card and Theft from a victim over 62 years of age.

The Delaware Capitol Police currently have an active warrant for Stow on Escape 3rd charges.

Stow was last seen operating a black Ford Focus with Delaware registration 376330, traveling eastbound on S. Bedford Street, Georgetown.

Ronald N. Stow is described as a white male, 5’07” tall, 103 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Ronald N. Stow they are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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