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Manhunt Continues for Inmate

Search Expands to Several States

(Bel Air, MD – January 25, 2007) — The Harford County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with state, local and federal law enforcement agencies continue the search for Terrance Kasssis Washington, age 31. Washington escaped from the custody of two Harford County correctional officers while being transported to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air early Wednesday morning.

Washington escaped on foot from the area of the hospital and may have stolen a Ford F350 dual-wheel super cab pickup truck from the 100 block of Homestead Street in Bel Air. No injuries were reported in connection with the theft of the truck.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction. More than 50 Harford County Sheriff's Deputies, assisted by local and state police conducted an extensive search of the county yesterday. Although a citizen reported the attempted theft of a vehicle from the 1600 block of Poole Road in northern Harford County, there is no evidence to connect that incident to Washington.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office is working with federal authorities in several states where Washington has ties, in an effort to locate the suspect.

The television program “America’s Most Wanted” has profiled Washington and his escape from custody in Harford County, on their website.

Sheriff L. Jesse Bane is asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Terrance Washington, to contact either Harford County 9-1-1 or the Harford County Sheriff's Office at 410-838-6600 immediately. Additionally, Harford County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of Washington. To be eligible for the reward, tipsters must contact the tip-line at 1-888-540-TIPS. All information will be keep strictly confidential.