Community Corrections Center escapee apprehended

LEWES – A Milton man on Sussex County Community Corrections work detail was apprehended Tuesday afternoon a short time after he jumped from a Department of Corrections work van near Lewes.

Ronnie Gilman, 21, was apprehended by the SCCC Escape Recovery Team with assistance of Sussex Correctional Institution’s K-9 unit, according to Department of Corrections spokesperson Jayme Gravell.

Delaware State Police Aviation Unit and the Governor’s Task Force were also involved in the recovery of offender Gilman, who jumped from the moving van and ran into a cornfield near Dairy Farm Road.

After Gilman was located in a shed, he was transported to Troop 7 in Lewes where he was interviewed and charged with escape after conviction and other charges.

Delaware State Police are investigating.

Gilman was at Sussex County Community Corrections Center on a violation of probation for charges of second-degree conspiracy and second-degree burglary.

Community Corrections Centers are Level 4 facilities where the Department of Correction 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.

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