Inmate Who Escaped Transport Van in Howard County Captured After Hours-Long Manhunt

An inmate who escaped from a transport van in Howard County, Maryland, on Wednesday morning has been captured after an hours-long search, according to CBS Baltimore. Randy Morris, 38, had been locked initially up on burglary charges. Maryland State Police were searching for Morris, who had escaped from a Howard County corrections transport van. The search lasted for several hours before Morris was finally captured.

According to The Washington Times, Morris was indicted on 41 counts of alleged crimes in Fulton County, Georgia. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis had given Morris and 18 other defendants until noon on Aug. 25 to surrender.

The escape prompted a search by Maryland State Police and other law enforcement agencies. Police had warned residents to be on the lookout for Morris and to call 911 if they saw anything suspicious.

Fortunately, Morris was captured without incident, and there were no reports of injuries or damage during the search. The Maryland State Police have not released any further details about the capture of Morris.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of secure transport of prisoners and the need for law enforcement agencies to be vigilant in their efforts to keep communities safe.

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