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Department of Correction searching for two work release offenders

Department of Correction | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015



Wilmington – The Delaware Department of Correction announces that a work release offender assigned to the Plummer Community Corrections Center in Wilmington has left the facility without authorization. This morning during an offender headcount, Zakai Smoke was found to be unaccounted for and a search of the facility failed to locate him. A subsequent review of security camera footage revealed that Smoke absconded over the perimeter wall during the overnight hours and proceeded on foot in the direction of Market Street. Attempts to make contact with Smoke have been unsuccessful and an escape warrant for his arrest has been issued.

Date of walkaway: April 29, 2015
Offender name: Zakai Smoke
Age: 31
Last known address: Wilmington, DE
Race/Gender: Black male
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 150 pounds
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Aliases/Nicknames: N/A
Scars/Marks/Tattoos: Tattoos left and right shoulders
Current Offense: Smoke is serving a sentence of level 4 work release for a Violation of Probation of a conviction for Aggravated Menacing.

Zakai Smoke
Zakai Smoke

In addition, the Department of Correction also announces today that a work release offender assigned to the Morris Community Corrections Center in Dover has failed to return as required after leaving on an authorized pass. Offender Lance Parker departed the facility yesterday, April 28, on an approved job seeking pass, and did not return later in the day as required. Attempts to make contact with Parker have been unsuccessful and an escape warrant for his arrest has been issued.

Date of walkaway: April 28, 2015
Offender name: Lance Parker
Age: 24
Last known address: Felton, DE
Race/Gender: Black male
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 190 pounds
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Aliases/Nicknames: Tattoos left and right arms
Current Offense: Parker is serving a nine month sentence of level 4 work release for a Violation of Probation of a conviction for Rape 3rd Degree.

Lance Parker
Lance Parker

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.

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

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Department of Correction searching for two work release offenders

Department of Correction | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015



Wilmington – The Delaware Department of Correction announces that a work release offender assigned to the Plummer Community Corrections Center in Wilmington has left the facility without authorization. This morning during an offender headcount, Zakai Smoke was found to be unaccounted for and a search of the facility failed to locate him. A subsequent review of security camera footage revealed that Smoke absconded over the perimeter wall during the overnight hours and proceeded on foot in the direction of Market Street. Attempts to make contact with Smoke have been unsuccessful and an escape warrant for his arrest has been issued.

Date of walkaway: April 29, 2015
Offender name: Zakai Smoke
Age: 31
Last known address: Wilmington, DE
Race/Gender: Black male
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 150 pounds
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Aliases/Nicknames: N/A
Scars/Marks/Tattoos: Tattoos left and right shoulders
Current Offense: Smoke is serving a sentence of level 4 work release for a Violation of Probation of a conviction for Aggravated Menacing.

Zakai Smoke
Zakai Smoke

In addition, the Department of Correction also announces today that a work release offender assigned to the Morris Community Corrections Center in Dover has failed to return as required after leaving on an authorized pass. Offender Lance Parker departed the facility yesterday, April 28, on an approved job seeking pass, and did not return later in the day as required. Attempts to make contact with Parker have been unsuccessful and an escape warrant for his arrest has been issued.

Date of walkaway: April 28, 2015
Offender name: Lance Parker
Age: 24
Last known address: Felton, DE
Race/Gender: Black male
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 190 pounds
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Aliases/Nicknames: Tattoos left and right arms
Current Offense: Parker is serving a nine month sentence of level 4 work release for a Violation of Probation of a conviction for Rape 3rd Degree.

Lance Parker
Lance Parker

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.

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

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