Authorities continue searching for inmate

June 14, 2011
  • Jerome Taylor
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Authorities continue searching Tuesday morning for a Maryland Correctional Training Center inmate who walked away from a work detail near the prison south of Hagerstown on Monday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police.

Jerome Taylor, 36, walked away from the outside work detail at the Hagerstown Regional Training Building on Division of Correction property at Roxbury Road at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to emailed information from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

He was serving a five-year sentence at the medium-security MCTC for weapons violations and for filing a false police report.

Maryland State Police, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a Division of Correctional Services K-9 unit and a Division of Correctional Services Special Operations Group were searching for Taylor, DOC spokeswoman Erin Julius said.

Taylor was described as a black male, about 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighing about 200 pounds, Julius said. He has a full beard and a mustache, and his head was shaved, according to the emailed alert.

The alert said it was believed Taylor might be headed for Baltimore.

Prison officials sent out telephone and email alerts to warn the public of the escape at about 2:45 p.m.

Julius said she wasn’t certain whether the prisons alarm system was activated.

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