Inmate from Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown Captured by Maryland State Police

Print this press release Escapee Dominic Webster

Towson, MD (July 30, 2010) --- Inmate Dominic Webster, who earlier today escaped from a Hagerstown prison has been captured.

Webster was taken into custody without incident at about 4:10 p.m. Friday.

A Maryland State Police K-9 unit, assisted by the Division of Correction, found Webster along Beaver Creek Road near Route 66, southeast of Hagerstown, MD.

He was found hiding in the brush at the south edge of the Beaver Creek Country Club near Hagerstown. Webster had been spotted throughout the afternoon in the area, including at a Boonsboro Sheetz at the intersection of Routes 66 and 40.

From there, Webster was taken to the Maryland State Police Barrack in Hagerstown.

Webster was serving 25 years starting in 2008 for multiple counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and handgun use.

After Maryland State Police question Webster, he will be transported to the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution near Cumberland, Md.

The inmate was housed at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown and was unaccounted for during a 10:30AM tier count on Friday, July 30th. At the same time local authorities were notified of the possible escape. After a sweep of the institution didnít turn up Webster an escape notification was officially broadcast over the Departmentís reverse-911 system.

The Division of Correction and the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services' Internal Investigative Unit are continuing to work with the MD State Police on the investigation.

The Department expects to pursue escape charges against the inmate.