Man serving 20 years for attempted murder escapes Md. prison

Larence Godfrey escaped from a minimum security prison. (Courtesy Md. Dept. of Public Safety and Correctional Services)

WASHINGTON — A man serving 20 years for attempted murder escaped a minimum security prison in Jessup, Md. early Monday by scaling a razor wire fence.

Larence Godfrey, who had been sentenced in Prince George’s County in 2002, used blankets to cover the razor wire on top of the fence at Dorsey Run Correctional Facility, according to a news release from the corrections department.

He escaped around 4:50 a.m. The blankets covering the fence were discovered at 6:15 a.m. At 7:42 a.m. security staff identified him as the missing inmate.

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services’ Warrant Apprehension Unit is searching for him. He was last seen on northbound U.S. 295 near Md. 100 between 7:20 a.m. and 7:40 a.m.

Godfrey’s escape comes two years before his expected release.

He’s black, 5-foot-8 and about 140 pounds.

Anyone who sees him should call 911.

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