DEVELOPING STORY: Howard Co. Police search for escaped prisoner

HOWARD CO. MD – Howard County Police are searching for a prisoner who escaped from Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in the 8400 block of Dorsey Run Road in Jessup.

David M. Watson, 28, was being transported to a psychiatric hospital by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office when he escaped custody and fled into a wooded area.

He is described as a white male, 5 feet eight inches tall and 140 pounds. He was last seen in the area of Dorsey Run Road and Patuxent Range Road. Watson is serving more than 100 years at Wicomico County for attempted murder of police officers.

Howard County Police are conducting a search of the area with patrol officers, K9 units, and a police helicopter. Anyone who sees a suspicious subject matching Watson’s description should call 911. They are offering up to a $5,000 reward for information on his whereabouts.

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