UPDATE: MCCC locates missing offender

Robert Burns, 30, of Milford

The Delaware Department of Correction has announced that Robert Burns has been apprehended.

According to the release, Burns was taken into custody in from of 250 Beiser Boulevard. He was committed on an escape after conviction warrant to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna.

See the original release below.


Authorities in Dover say they are searching for an inmate, who did not return on an approved pass.

The Morris Community Correctional Center, in Dover, says that 30-year-old Robert Burns, has failed to return on an approved pass to go to the bank.

Burns is described by law enforcement as a male, standing 6’00”, weighing 185 pounds, with brown hair, and green eyes. His last known address is reported as being in Milford, Delaware. He is also listed to have tattoos on his back, right calf, and left hand.

Officials say that Burns’ location is unknown, and unauthorized at this time, so a warrant for escape and conviction has been issued. According to the report, Burns’ current offense is violation of probation for rape third degree.

It is important to keep in mind that Community Corrections Centers are Level 4 facilities, where the Department of Correction manages offenders who are transitioning back into the community. So, these centers are not secured like Level 5 prisons, meaning offenders are permitted to the leave the facility to go to work, seek jobs or attend approved treatment sessions.

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