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Delaware inmate surrenders months after escaping over fence

September 1, 2021 GMT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — An inmate who climbed a Delaware corrections center fence and ran off in April surrendered to authorities on Wednesday, correction officials said.

Marquise Allen, 23, turned himself in to the Wilmington Police Department and was apprehended, the Delaware Department of Correction said in a news release. Allen had climbed the perimeter fence at the Plummer Community Corrections Center on April 29, officials said.

He was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and attempted assault, a parole violation, officials said.