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Maryland Police offer reward for reward for escaped inmate serving 106-year prison sentence

April 30, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Maryland Police offer reward for reward for escaped inmate serving 106-year prison sentence

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Police say an inmate who escaped from the parking lot of a Maryland mental hospital freed himself from handcuffs and a waist chain while riding in a prison van.

Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said Friday afternoon that the handcuffs and chain were found near the van. She says the inmate, identified as 28-year-old David Watson was wearing all-white clothing and was last seen running into some woods Friday morning, The Associated Press reported.

Llewellyn says Watson is serving a 106-year prison sentence in Delaware for crimes including attempted murder. He’s also been charged with attempted murder after shooting up the homes of three police officers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Watson was being taken to the state hospital for an evaluation. Llewellyn says it’s not clear whether the escape was planned or spontaneous.

Authorities suspended a ground search of the area on Saturday.

Officials say Watson was last seen in the area of Dorsey Run Road and Patuxent Range Road.

A police description lists Watson as a 5-foot-8 male weighing around 140 pounds. An image of his tattoos was also released to the public on Twitter so people are able to more easily identify him.

Howard County Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to Watson’s arrest.

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