Jessup escapee recaptured during traffic stop Man was serving time for 1964 murder NORTH LAUREL/SAVAGE

January 05, 1993|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer

A 47-year-old inmate who escaped last month from a Jessup correctional facility where he was serving time for a 1964 murder was captured Saturday morning during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 in Mount Airy, a state police spokesman said.

Clarence Hence Green was taken into custody without incident Saturday morning after he was stopped for traveling 74 mph in a 55 mph zone on Interstate 70, said the spokesman, Trooper Patrick A. Jameson. Green is back in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

Green was imprisoned for killing a man in 1964 on Calvert Street in Baltimore, Trooper Jameson said. He was sentenced to 70 years in prison.

On Dec. 18, Green escaped from the Jessup Pre-Release Correctional Institution while on work detail at Coppin State College, Trooper Jameson said.

Tfc. Matthew Jones of the Waterloo Barracks stopped Green after spotting him speeding in a Chrysler New Yorker, Trooper Jameson said. The Chrysler belonged to a friend of Green's.

When the trooper approached, the driver appeared to be nervous and gave Trooper Jones two false names, Trooper Jameson said.

When the driver gave his real name, Trooper Jones learned through a criminal computer check that Green was an escapee, Trooper Jameson said.

He said it was luck that Green was caught. Trooper Jones "was just out doing a routine traffic stop and ended up with this," he said.

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