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Prison inmate walks away from work crew

June 30, 2005|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

A prison inmate left his work crew at Forty West Landfill on Wednesday and wasn't found, authorities said.

Derrell Frisby had been serving a 10-year sentence for assault/escape and for a parole violation for possession of cocaine, Maryland State Police said in a news release.

Police said Frisby, who is incarcerated at the Maryland Correctional Training Center south of Hagerstown, was working with a crew assigned to the landfill.

When Frisby couldn't be found after lunch, someone called police.

He was scheduled to be released in December 2006, according to the Maryland Division of Correction.

The landfill is off U.S. 40, west of Huyetts Crossroads.

Frisby, 28, is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes, the Division of Correction said.

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Police said Frisby last was seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a red baseball cap with the letter "W" on it.

Anyone with information about Frisby may call Maryland State Police at 301-739-2101.

Washington County Crime Solvers has authorized a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to Frisby's capture.

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