UPDATE: Search over for suspect mistakenly released in Delaware, suspect found

5:30 PM Update: Officials say the search for Dion Oliver has ended, after he reportedly turned himself in to the Wilmington Police Department at approximately 4:30 PM Wednesday. The reason behind the release is still under investigation.


October 10, 4:30 PM

GEORGETOWN, Del. – Delaware Department of Correction has announced that a detentioner was mistakenly released Wednesday morning.

Officials say Dion Oliver, who was being held at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown, was released erroneously from the New Castle County Courthouse at approximately 10:45 AM Wednesday.

Oliver is described as a black male, approximately 5’8″ and 155 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen at 5th and King Streets, wearing all black clothing.

Oliver has allegedly also been known as Sadizwakil Aleem, Darke Brown, and Sadiq Aleem.

His current charges include 4 counts of attempted first degree murder, 2 counts organized crime and racketeering, 2 counts of second degree assault, 10 counts of possession of firearm during commission of a felony, 4 counts reckless endangering, 4 counts poss/purch/own firearm, and 2 counts of first degree conspiracy.

The circumstances surrounding the erroneous release are under investigation. Federal, state, and local law enforcement are currently searching for Oliver. Anyone that may have information on Oliver is urged to call their local police department or 911.

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