HAGERSTOWN -- Two inmates who walked away from a work detail at a state prison south of Hagerstown last week were captured Tuesday in a motel in Ellicott City, Md., authorities said Wednesday.
Investigators were not sure how Matthew L. Chait, 26, and Michael Allen Johnson, 24, got from Washington County to Ellicott City, about 65 miles away in Howard County, Maryland State Police Lt. David Kloos said Wednesday.
The men were painting a fence on a work detail at the Maryland Correctional Training Center prerelease building on Roxbury Road when they walked away Sept. 4, prison officials have said.
Officers found the men in Room 15 of Brown's Motel at 8074 Baltimore National Pike at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, state police said. Kloos said the men were alone in the room.