SNOW HILL, Md.- A police manhunt in the Snow Hill area has prompted the lockdown of several area schools as a precautionary measure.
Snow Hill and Pocomoke City public schools, along with Chapel Special School, Worcester Technical High School and the Worcester County Board of Ed Central Office, are all on a precautionary lockdown, according to county officials.
Snow Hill police said they are looking for 24-year-old Jessey Dudley. According to the Delaware Department of Corrections, Dudley has been wanted since early March after he failed to return from an authorized pass issued by the Sussex Community Corrections Center in Georgetown.
The SCCC is where the DOC manages offenders who are transitioning back into the facility. According to the DOC, Dudley was in the SCCC for violation of probation stemming from an original charge of third-degree burglary.
Dudley is described as a white male, 5-foot-9, 175 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair, a mustache with goatee and pierced ears.
Anyone with information about Dudley's whereabouts is asked to call the Snow Hill Police Department at (410) 632-2447 or the Delaware DOC at (800) 542-9524.