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MCTC inmate who walked off work-release job has been found

August 23, 2011|By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com
  • Christopher Randolph
State of Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

HAGERSTOWN — A Maryland Correctional Training Center inmate who walked away from his unsupervised work-release job Monday night in Hagerstown has been found on South Potomac Street, according to Maryland State Police.

Christopher K. Randolph, 50, was found about 5 p.m. at 317 S. Potomac St., state police said in a news release.

  The state police's Hagerstown Criminal Investigative Section, the Maryland State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Hagerstown Police Department officers found Randolph, who will be returned to the Maryland Division of Correction, the release said.

  Randolph failed to return to the prison following the completion of his shift, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokeswoman Erin Julius wrote in an email.

 Randolph, who was serving a 13-year-sentence for robbery with a deadly weapon, was last seen at about 10 p.m. in downtown Hagerstown.

Julius said the prison system doesn't release the names of the businesses where inmates work, but Randolph's job was in the food-service industry in downtown Hagerstown.

She said Maryland Division of Correction officers drop off work-release inmates and pick them up when their shifts are over.

Randolph was sentenced in 2005 in Frederick County Circuit Court to 13 years for robbery with a deadly weapon, Julius said. He was scheduled to be released to mandatory supervision in December 2011.

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