HAGERSTOWN --Â A convicted murderer who scaled two fences to escape from a local prison Jan. 17 was charged Saturday with escape, Washington County District Court documents show.
Kandelario Garcia-Ramos, 23, who escaped from Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown, was captured five days later when a clerk at Sheetz at U.S. 40 and Md. 66, east of Hagerstown, called 911 to report a suspicious man loitering in the store.
Garcia-Ramos, 23, had been serving a 40-year sentence for stabbing to death his former boss in Prince George's County, Md., in 2007.
He is now being held at the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md., documents show.
Garcia-Ramos was charged with first-degree escape, conviction of which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Four MCI-Hagerstown correctional officers were suspended without pay for negligence in connection with the escape.
Two of the four suspended MCI officers have returned to work, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Mark Vernarelli said Monday afternoon. Two others remain suspended, he said. No disciplinary action has been taken against any other officers, he said.