A state prisoner who escaped a transport van near the border between Anne Arundel and Howard counties Wednesday morning has been found, Maryland State Police said.
The prisoner, Randy Morris, 38, fled the van around 8:30 a.m. while it was stopped near Dorsey Run Road and Route 32 in Howard County.
Details on Morris’ apprehension are limited. A spokesperson for the Maryland State Police said in an email that Morris was taken into custody around 6 p.m. and that he was caught “not far from where he escaped.”
According to a preliminary investigation, Morris was one of five prisoners in the van and was not secured while being transported, police said late Wednesday. The four other prisoners have been accounted for.
Morris was being taken to a medical appointment at the time of his escape.
Ron Snyder, a spokesperson for the state police said additional charges are pending but will be handled by the Department of Corrections. A spokesperson for the Maryland Department of Corrections declined to comment on the escape and investigation.
Howard County Police initially responded to the incident but passed it on to State Police because Route 32 is a state road. Howard and Anne Arundel police assisted with the search on foot and with drones.
Morris was incarcerated at Jessup Correctional Institute for burglary.