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Prison Inmate Scales Fence to Escape

Authorities say Larence Godfrey reportedly used blankets to cover razor wire on a prison fence and escape from a Maryland prison early Monday morning. He was serving time for attempted murder.

Larence Godfrey reportedly used blankets to cover razor wire on a prison fence and escape early Monday morning. Credit: Maryland Department of Corrections
Larence Godfrey reportedly used blankets to cover razor wire on a prison fence and escape early Monday morning. Credit: Maryland Department of Corrections

A Maryland prison inmate has escaped from a minimum security prison in Anne Arundel County by scaling a fence, authorities said Monday.

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says Larence Godfrey covered the razor wire on the top of the fence with blankets just before 5 a.m. Monday to escape from Dorsey Run Correctional Facility in Jessup.

The blankets were spotted around 6:15 a.m. and officials say Godfrey was identified as missing about an hour and half later, reports WJLA TV. Godfrey was last seen on Interstate 295 north near Route 100 between 7:20 a.m. and 7:40 a.m.

Godfrey, 30, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Prince George’s County Circuit Court in 2002 for attempted murder, according to CBS DC. His expected release date is in October 2016.

He is described as a 5-foot-8 African-American man who weighs about 140 pounds.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 911.

Marcus Aurelius April 07, 2014 at 07:05 AM
Governor Martin Owe,Malleys prison system again, maybe he was just going out for a pizza or a 12 pack, really there is no reason with today's technology that every inmate does not have a ankle tracking device to monitor every move at every minute of everyday they are guests of our resorts run my the liberal democrats of Maryland, you would know who was assaulting inmates, etc... but that only's makes sense so you can bet it will never happen in this state.
Dirty Doug April 07, 2014 at 11:58 AM
How does an inmate even have access to a blanket? They should be sleeping on a cold cement floor without blankets.
Charles Mashburn April 22, 2014 at 01:38 AM
He was probably downgraded to minimum security because he was nearing the end of his sentence. But what an idiot for escaping when he only had another two and a half years to serve.
Jak Manson April 24, 2014 at 01:29 PM
That is crazy that he scaled the wire fencing and everything. That is crazy and definitely something that need to be taken care of. I hope that they reenforce that fence some more and do more to keep inmates in. Jak Manson | http://www.chainmeshsecurityfencing.com.au

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