NEWPORT NEWS — Corey Donell Frazier, 22, cut the GPS tracker off his ankle and left after being fired from his work-release job Thursday morning.
He’s now a wanted man.
Inmates can participate in a volunteer work-release program run by the sheriff’s office community outreach program that provides opportunities specific to the inmate’s needs, according to the Newport News Sheriff’s Office website.
The work release program, which is for non-violent offenders, strengthens a person’s chances of successfully returning to the community after incarceration, according a news release from the sheriff’s office.
Frazier was arrested on May 18, 2017 for violating his felony probation, a misdemeanor concealed weapon charge, and possession of a firearm by a non-violent felon. He pleaded guilty in November and was sentenced to five years — three years suspended, and one year of supervised probation, said Dorothy Wikan, spokeswoman for the Newport News Sheriff’s Office.
He was serving his time at the Newport News City Jail and was scheduled to be released May of next year.
Frazier was last seen wearing a white shirt, black sweatpants and black shoes and his last known address was in Hampton. It was not immediately known if he is a resident of Newport News or Hampton.
The sheriff’s office declined to release the name of Frazier’s employer or his job title.
Wikan said it is to protect the confidentiality of the employer.
Authorities are asking anyone who may have information on Frazier’s whereabouts to call 757-247-2500.