Mass. inmate escapes day before release date

Barthesday Deberry
Authorities say Barthesday Deberry walked away from a work detail one day before he was due to be released. Photo: Massachusetts Dept. of Corrections

BOSTON (WPRI) — Maybe Leap Day confused Barthesday Deberry.

The Massachusetts Department of Corrections said Deberry walked away from a work assignment Tuesday morning.

Deberry was being housed at the Boston Pre-Release Center and was due to be released tomorrow (Wednesday, March 2, 2016).

The department said Deberry was serving five years to five years and one day for a felony involving a firearm.

He’s described as 5’6″ tall, weighing about 175 pounds.

His last known address was New York City.

If you see Deberry, authorities said you should not approach him. Instead, call the DOC Fugutive Apprehension Unit at:

Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.: (508) 473-9509
Nights, Weekends, and Holidays: via Beeper (508) 668-2760

You can also call Massachusetts State Police or your local police department.

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