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Police catch inmate who scaled razor wire at Dorsey Run facility

A minimum security inmate escaped from Dorsey Run Correctional Facility in Jessup early Monday and was captured hours later in the home of an acquaintance.

According to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Larence Godfrey escaped at about 4:50 a.m. by scaling a perimeter fence. Officials said he covered razor wire atop the fence with blankets. He was captured around 8 p.m.

Facility staff noticed the blankets covering the razor wire at approximately 6:15 a.m., and initiated an inmate count. At about 7:42 a.m. Godfrey was identified as missing.

Corrections officers and Prince George's County police captured Dorsey in Oxon Hill after police received a tip on his whereabouts.

He will be returned to a correctional facility in Baltimore, corrections spokesman Mark Vernarelli said in an e-mail. Corrections officials will work with prosecutors to determine charges in connection with the escape, he said.

Godfrey was sentenced in Prince George's County Circuit Court in 2002 for attempted murder. His expected release date was in October 2016, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services officials said.

—Staff Reports

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