U.S. Marshals Take Lead, Increase Reward in Search for Escaped Prisoner in Maryland

The U.S. Marshals Service has taken over the search for a maximum-security inmate who eluded police for a fourth day after escaping from the parking lot of a state mental hospital in Jessup Friday morning.

The prisoner, David M. Watson II, 28, freed himself from handcuffs and a waist chain and escaped from the custody of two Wicomico County Detention Center guards in the parking lot of the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup about 9:40 a.m. Friday, officials said.


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