Inmate who escaped transport van in Howard County captured after hours-long manhunt

Published 8/16/2023 12:33 p.m. EDT, Updated 8/16/2023 6:38 p.m. EDT

An inmate who escaped a transport van in Howard County was captured after an hours-long manhunt, Maryland State Police said.

The inmate, identified as 38-year-old Randy Morris, allegedly escaped a transport van around 8:30 a.m. at Dorsey Run and Route 32. Morris was incarcerated for burglary at the Jessup Correctional Institute.

Morris was being transported to a medical appointment when he escaped from a van as it was stopped in the area of Dorsey Run Road and Route 32 in Howard County, according to Maryland State Police.

He was one of five people in the van and was not secure at the time of his escape, police said.

Police set up a perimeter by a set of train tracks.

Police said officers searched on foot and with drones, and with the help of Anne Arundel County Police and Maryland State Police.

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