Police were searching Wednesday for a Maryland Correctional Training Center inmate who drove off from a work detail earlier this week.
Raymous Little, 43, was last seen Monday at a Washington County Roads Department shop on National Pike at 1:35 p.m., according to Sgt. Dave Bowers of the Maryland State Police.
Police believe Little escaped in a Chevrolet truck that was parked in the shop's lot, Bowers said.
A retake warrant has been issued for Little, who has family in the Baltimore area, Bowers said.
Troopers do not think Little stayed in Washington County, Bowers said.
Little was serving an 18-month sentence for theft, a Division of Correction spokeswoman said.
Police should have alerted the public to the escape through the media Monday, but did not due to an oversight, Hagerstown Barrack Commander Lt. Rick Narron said.