UPDATE: SCCC finds missing offender

Lawrence Denney, 35, of Millsboro

Authorities from the Delaware Department of Correction say that an inmate who failed to return from an authorized work pass has been apprehended.

According to the report, Lawrence Denney was apprehended by the SCCC Emergency Response Team.

The SCCC ERT went to the Millsboro address of a known acquaintance of Denney, and when they arrived, the ERT placed officers at both the front and back entrances of the residence.

Officials say that while making contact with the resident through the front entrance, Denney left through the back, at which time he was apprehended.

Denney is now being held without bail at the Sussex Correctional Institution pending a court hearing on the charge of Violation of Probation.

Original release below:

Authorities in Georgetown say they are searching for an inmate, who failed to return from an approved pass.

The Sussex County Correctional Center, in Georgetown, says that 35-year-old Lawrence Denney willfully failed to return from an approved work pass to Allen Harim Foods in Harbeson.

Denney is described by law enforcement as a man, standing 5’10”, weighing 200 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes, and has tattoos on his left and right shoulders, and a scar on his right wrist. His last known address is reported as being in Millsboro, Delaware.

Officials say that Denney’s location is unknown, and unauthorized at this time, so a warrant for escape and conviction has been issued. According to the report, Denney’s current offense is violation of probation for carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

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.

Officials ask that anyone with information on this offender should call 1-800-542-9524 or call your local police.

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