Police are searching for a prisoner who had been serving time for manslaughter and walked away from a road crew work assignment near Laurel on Monday morning, CBS Baltimore reported.
Conrad Thames, 27, was about a year away from completing a 10-year sentence for manslaughter and handgun violations. He walked away from the job near Route 197 and Muirkirk Road. Thames is 5'9", weighs 162 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a fluorescent road crew cover over a white T-shirt and jeans, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says, according to CBS Baltimore.
It's not unusual for an inmate sentenced on manslaughter charges to be part of a road crew, but it is unusual for an inmate so close to release to try to escape, officials say, according to MSNBC.
Anyone who sees Thames should call 911.