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Inmate drives away from work detail

October 03, 1997

ROHRERSVILLE - A convicted armed robber with ties to the Tri-State area escaped from his work detail at the Kaetzel Road Transfer Station at 11:30 a.m. Friday, according to Maryland State Police.

Joseph Larry Burr, 23, an inmate at the Maryland Correctional Training Center and originally from Baltimore, was seen leaving the area in a white vehicle with West Virginia tags, police said. A white woman was driving the vehicle.

Burr has relatives in Shepherdstown, W.Va. and Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and has ties to the Noland Village area of Hagerstown.

Burr had served five years out of a 12-year-sentence for convictions including armed robbery and auto theft, according to Maxine Eldridge, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Corrections. Burr had a parole hearing scheduled for April 18 and was in the prerelease program at MCTC, she said.

Burr is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He had blue eyes and brown hair with a crew cut. He also has tattoos on his left arm and right hand. He was last seen wearing brown jeans and a grey sweatshirt.

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Anyone with information should call the Maryland State Police at 301-739-2101.

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