Sussex Community Corrections Center offender flees into wooded area

William Shelton

GEORGETOWN — A 29-year-old Greenwood man fled from Sussex Community Corrections Center staff supervision into a wooded area Tuesday, the Delaware Department of Corrections said.

According to the DOC, William Shelton was performing community service near Adams Road at the time. A search ensued and a warrant for escape after conviction was issued.

Shelton was described as a 5-foot-6, 150-pound black male with brown eyes and black hair, with tattoos on his upper right arm and chest.

His original offenses were second-degree conspiracy and third-degree burglary.

The DOC asked anyone with information on Shelton to call (800) 542-9524 or their local police department.

Community Corrections Centers are Level 4 facilities 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 the leave the facility to go to work, seek jobs, or attend approved treatment sessions, according to authorities.

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