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MCTC inmate walks away from work detail

July 15, 1998

HANCOCK (AP) - A convicted burglar who walked away from a state prison work crew Tuesday was still at large this morning, according to an official of the Maryland Division of Correction.

Edward Morton, 44, was among five Maryland Correctional Training Center inmates painting the Sideling Hill tourist information center on Interstate 68 about 10 miles west of Hancock, division spokesman Maxine Eldridge said Tuesday.

The other inmates were returned to the prison near Hagerstown after Morton disappeared around 11 a.m., she said.

She said Morton, formerly of Swanton, is a brown-haired, blue-eyed white man, standing 5 feet11inches tall and weighing 195 pounds.

He had served 17 years of a 25-year sentence for burglary and larceny, and was scheduled for a parole hearing in November, Eldridge said.

Once apprehended, he will be charged with escape, which could add 10 years to his sentence, she said.

Maryland State Police in Hagerstown conducted an aerial search of the mostly wooded area Tuesday afternoon.

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