MCTC inmate sentenced in escape
A former Hagerstown high school basketball star who escaped while serving five years for robbery at the Maryland Correctional Training Center was sentenced to an additional year and a day Monday, for three days of freedom.
Diamond Christopher Scott, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of escape in Washington County Circuit Court.
Scott failed to report back to prison May 27, 1997, from a work-release program. He turned himself in three days later, court records said.
Scott was working at the Airport Inn on U.S. 11 when he disappeared at 6:40 p.m., authorities said.
Scott received the five-year prison sentence for the August 1994 armed robbery of a couple in Hagerstown City Park and a concurrent sentence for the November 1994 armed robbery of a convenience store, according to court records.