Inmate serving murder sentence escapes

Man serving 10-year murder sentence left detention center Friday morning

May 25, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

An inmate serving a 10-year prison sentence for second-degree murder walked out of a Baltimore detention facility on Friday morning, never reported to his scheduled work-release job and was considered escaped by Friday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police.

Jermaine Jeter, 30, left the Baltimore Pre-Release Unit at about 10:30 a.m., and was supposed to arrive for work at an area Checkers restaurant at 12:30 p.m., according to police.

He never did, nor did he arrive back at the unit at 3 p.m., as he was scheduled to do, police said.

At that point, police labeled Jeter a "walk off," or escaped inmate.

Police are now searching for Jeter, they said.

Prison spokesman Mark Vernarelli said Jeter was near the end of his sentence. He added that inmates in such situations are given work-release jobs to help with their transition back to society.

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