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Manhunt in Concord for DOC 'Walkaway'

Authorities are searching for in inmate who fled from his job site in Concord Center this morning.

Manhunt in Concord for DOC 'Walkaway'

A search is underway in Concord for an inmate who walked away from his minimum security work release this morning in the town center, according to Concord Police.

A communication blast shortly after noontime described the inmate as a black man, about 5-foot, 6-inches in height and about 186 pounds wearing a T-shirt, black pants and a black hat.

A press release from the state Department of Corrections identified the man as 25-year-old Freddie Deya, 25, whose last known address was in Leominster. Deya was declared a “walkaway” from the Northeast Correctional Center, colloquially known as the Concord Farm, at 11:10 a.m. this morning, May 14. The DOC’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit was notified at the time, as were local police, the press release said.

Deya was recently seen in the area of the West Concord Train Station after allegedly leaving a work site near the Colonial Inn, according to a CodeRed alert from the town, which did not identify the inmate by name. If anyone sees the man, police are urging residents to contact the department immediately at 978-318-3400.  

Deya was serving a 5- to 6-year sentence for assault and battery, being sentenced out of Worcester Superior Court in June 2009, according to the DOC press release, which said his parole eligibility date would have been Aug. 25 of this year, and his release date scheduled for Aug. 25, 2014.

“When he is apprehended, he will be returned to higher custody,” said the press release. “The DOC will work with [the] Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office to pursue criminal charges. If he is convicted of escape, his sentence could be extended.” 

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