DEERFIELD, N.Y. – New York State Police are searching for a man who escaped from a state prison in Seneca County, who may have ties to Deerfield.
According to police, Kevin Witt was an incarcerated parolee at the Willard Drug Treatment Campus, who escaped on Monday, Nov. 9.
On Thursday afternoon, there was a heavy police presence around Walker Road, including members of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
Authorities have not confirmed whether they are searching for Witt locally, or if this is an unrelated incident.
Investigators initially believed Witt was heading towards the Ithaca, or the general Tompkins County area.
Anyone with information about Witt’s whereabouts are asked to contact state police at 585-398-4100 or 911.