Jessup, MD - Inmate David Watson escaped from custody after being transported to the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Howard County.
While at the hospital, David Watson, 28, was able to escape from custody off the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office on Friday and run into the woods, according to Capital Gazette. A massive manhunt is underway for this very dangerous suspect.
In November 2013, Watson was sentenced to 106 years in prison for shooting into a Delaware law enforcement officer's home. He had also been charged with shooting into the homes of three different law enforcement officers in Wicomico County, but he had been deemed incompetent to stand trial by Maryland courts.
The court instead ordered Watson be committed to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in 2015.
This suspect has attempted to murder four different law enforcement officers in their homes, and should not be underestimated. Anybody who sees Watson should call 911 immediately.
Watson is described as 5 feet, 8 inches, and weight 180 pounds. If David Watson is able to get his hands on a weapon, it's expected that he will attempt to use it and may again attempt to kill officers.
Police K9s and helicopters are assisting in the search. Our thoughts and prayers are with all law enforcement officers involved in the search.
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