UPDATE: MCCC absconder has been apprehended

Royshawn Clark, 19, of Dover

Officials from the Delaware Department of Correction say that an inmate who absconded from the Morris Community Corrections Center has been found.

According to the release, Royshawn Clark turned himself in to Justice of the Peace Court 7 on Monday. He was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $5,000 secured bond.

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 19-year-old Royshawn Clark, has willfully failed to return from an approved pass to go to the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Social Security Office.

Clark is described by law enforcement as a male, standing 5’08”, weighing 150 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes. His last known address is reported as being in Dover, Delaware.

Officials say that Clark’s location is unknown, and unauthorized at this time, so a warrant for escape and conviction has been issued. According to the report, Clark’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.

Anyone with information on this offender is asked to call (800) 542-9524 or their local police department.

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