Executive - Press Release

Posted on: June 10, 2015

Plummer Center Escapee Captured

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The New Castle County Police along with the Delaware State Police took Isaiah Thompson, the 25-year-old Plummer Center escapee, into custody the morning of June 9.

On that day, Isaiah Thompson left a Delaware Department of Correction work crew after being assigned to the Plummer Community Corrections Center in Wilmington. The work crew was working in the area of Governor Printz Boulevard and Cauffiel Parkway when Thompson fled.

By Tuesday afternoon the New Castle County Police released a reverse 9-1-1 in the area of Delaire, Hilltop Manor, and other surrounding communities notifying residents of Thompson’s escape.

On Wednesday, June 10 at approximately 2:23 a.m., New Castle County Police responded to the 1100 block of Carr Road in Wilmington for a 9-1-1 hang-up. Officers contacted a security guard who escorted the officers through a portion of the First Data facility but they did not observe any signs of a break-in or suspicious activity.

At approximately 3:46 a.m. an additional call to 9-1-1 was made by the security guard who observed an unknown suspect crawl through a broken door after he reviewed surveillance video. Officers returned and then set up a perimeter. Both County Officers and a Trooper from the Delaware State Police K-9 Unit entered the building to conduct a thorough search. As officers began a sweep of the building, the suspect walked into the awaiting snare of officers at the entrance. He was later identified as Isaiah Thompson and was taken into custody after assaulting officers.

The New Castle County Police released another reverse 9-1-1 advising approximately 1,600 residents that Thompson had been captured.

Isaiah Thompson has been charged with burglary in the third degree, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and offensive touching of a law enforcement officer. He is currently awaiting arraignment.

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