Man escapes custody at Springfield Hospital

March 24, 1995|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

An article in Friday's Carroll County section of The Sun incorrectly stated the relationship between the Central Laundry Facility and Springfield Hospital Center. The Central Laundry Facility is operated by the state's Division of Correction and is not part of the hospital.

The Sun regrets the error.

A 40-year-old man serving 22 years for armed robbery and burglary escaped from custody at the Central Laundry Facility at Springfield State Hospital in Sykesville Wednesday afternoon.

Randal Bryson, who has been confined to the Division of Correction since March 1985, was returning to the facility about 4:30 p.m. He had been taken to the House of Correction in Jessup for medical treatment, and bolted from a van when it returned to the Springfield parking lot, correction officials said.

Bryson was being escorted, but was not wearing handcuffs or leg irons while in the van, according to Maxine Eldridge, spokeswoman for the Division of Correction. The laundry facility is considered a minimum-security institution.

He is white, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. He has brown hair, blue eyes and was wearing civilian clothing. His last known address was in New Jersey.

Anyone with information should call state police at 848-3111.

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