WILMINGTON, Del. (WTXF) - Authorities are searching for an inmate after they say he escaped from a prison in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday.
Officials say 19-year-old Nyaire Caulk fled the Plummer Community Corrections Center through a side swing gate.
"Community Corrections Centers are Level 4 facilities where the Department of Correction manages offenders who are transitioning back into the community," said Delaware DOC Public Information Officer Kate Weber. "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."
Police say Caulk was imprisoned after violating his parole by possessing a prohibited firearm.
Caulk is described as a black man who is 6 feet tall, weighs 140 pounds. He has black hair and black eyes, as well as tattoos on his left arm and right forearm.
Anyone with information on Caulk's whereabouts is asked to call 800-542-9524.
If you are a crime victim in need of assistance, you are encouraged to call DOC Victim Services at 302-857-5440.