GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Cortez Roundtree and Delon Mack are parole absconders that Michigan Department of Corrections investigator David Sharp is sure are still in Grand Rapids.
Roundtree absconded in April after serving time for robbery and larceny and has been on the run for a year and a half. Now, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force is hot on his trail.
Sharp said he is probably "hanging with friends, maybe a girlfriend, some family members. Ya know, people aren’t really giving up where he’s at, but at this point, we’re sure he’s still in the area.”
Mack, 29, has been in and out of prison for the past decade, and he has been on the run since August for probation violations.
“He’s had a violent history,” Sharp said. "He’s had a past with a firearm."
Investigators say they’re close to capturing Mack, and they are just waiting on that one crucial tip. “We’re sure he’s in town,” Sharp said. "We had information he was up on the northwest side pretty recently."
Sharp stresses it’s much better for parole absconders to turn themselves in than have the fugitive task force hunt them down.
“A lot of these guys who are on parole get scared once they miss a report date, and they think it’s the end of the world.” He said. “It would be a lot better for them if they would just show up and get their parole taken care of so the police don’t come looking for them.”
If you see Cortez Roundtree or Delon Mack, call the U.S. Marshals at 877-926-8332 or the MDOC tip line at 1-844- 362-8477.