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Inmate escapes from MCTC

July 12, 1999|By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI

An inmate serving a 16 year sentence for armed robbery and assault escaped from the Maryland Correctional Training Center Monday, according to David Towers, prison spokesman.

Raymond Eric Dodd, 24, escaped from inside the medium-security prison and "an investigation is under way to determine how it occurred," said Towers.

Todd is described as a black man with black hair, a medium complexion and brown eyes. He weighs 180 pounds and is 6 feet, 2 inches tall.

He was wearing blue jeans, a red short-sleeved T-shirt and white Air Jordan sneakers before the escape.

Towers said Dodd was last accounted for at 10:30 a.m. Officials realized at 3 p.m. he had escaped after he failed to appear for several inmate attendance counts.

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He was not found during a search of the institution, yard and perimeter, Towers said.

Maryland State Police, Hagerstown City Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Department were notified of the escape and aided in the search.

Dodd had a roommate at the prison, but he was at the educational building when Dodd escaped, he said.

A retake warrant has been issued for Dodd, according to Maryland State Police.

If Dodd is recaptured, he could face an additional sentence of 10 years for the escape, said Towers.

Maryland Correctional Training Center houses about 2,900 inmates.

Anyone with information may call state police at 301-739-2101.

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