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Posted at 8:17 PM ET, 03/11/2010

D.C. jail escapee is captured

By Washington Post editors


Update: 8:17 p.m.:

D.C. police have captured a jail escapee who fled while being transported to a hospital earlier today.

Officers arrested Terrence Moore near 10th Place and Wheeler Road Southeast about 7 p.m., D.C. police said. He was arrested without incident.

Moore, an inmate at the Correctional Treatment Facility, escaped about 8:50 a.m. while being transported to United Medical Center, the former Greater Southeast Hospital. When police opened a door of the vehicle after arriving at the hospital, Moore fled.

He had been at the D.C. jail's Correctional Treatment Facility as as a pre-trial inmate facing charges of assault with intent to kill.


4:10 p.m.:

Authorities continue to search for an inmate at the Correctional Treatment Facility in D.C. who escaped Thursday morning while being transported to United Medical Center.

Terrence Moore was being taken to the hospital at 8:50 a.m. when he fled. Moore had been in full restraints while en route to the hospital, but he was not in restraints when he escaped. Officials are looking into how he was able to remove his restraints.

Officials had earlier reported that Moore fled in a burgundy colored Cadillac. Officials now say that information was incorrect. An officer saw a car leaving the area around the time Moore fled and wrote down the license plate. It was later determined that Moore did not leave in the car and the occupants of the car were not involved in his escape.


11:05 a.m.
D.C. inmate escapes while being taken to hospital

An inmate at the Correctional Treatment Facility in D.C. escaped Thursday morning while being transported to United Medical Center, the former Greater Southeast Hospital, for medical treatment.

Authorities said they were taking Terrence Moore to the hospital at 8:50 a.m. When they arrived and opened the vehicle in which Moore was riding, he fled and jumped into a burgundy colored Cadillac.

Officers were able to get the license plate number of the car: D.C. tag CX3623.

Moore, 28, is black, 5'-10" 5'9" and weighs approximately 200 160-170 lbs. He has brown eyes and black braids in his hair and was last wearing a two-piece navy blue facility-issued uniform red jumpsuit. He has a green cast on his left arm. He had been at the Correctional Treatment Facility as a pre-trial inmate facing charges of assault with intent to kill.


Moore

Moore. (Metropolitan Police Dept.)

The Correctional Treatment Facility has been placed on lockdown. Police say anyone who believes they have seen Moore or the car he fled in should take precaution and call 911 or 202-727-9099.

By Washington Post editors  | March 11, 2010; 8:17 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Comments

I hope he did all of this because he was facing 30 years and not 30 days....

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | March 11, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

He had been at the Correctional Treatment Facility as a pre-trial inmate facing charges of assault with intent to kill.
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Oopss! Didn't read the whole article...

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | March 11, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

"Moore, 28, is black, 5'-10" 5'9" and weighs approximately 200 160-170 lbs. He has brown eyes and black braids in his hair and was last wearing a two-piece navy blue facility-issued uniform red jumpsuit. "

WTF?!

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | March 11, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Other sources are reporting that Moore "may have been in the custody of a contract provider for the DC Department of Corrections at the time of his escape."

What? We're contracting out our prison guards now?

If you're going to give some guy the authority to keep me in a cage, I sure as heck don't want them to be a PRIVATE CONTRACTOR. Does the phrase "inherently governmental activity" have any meaning anymore?

What next? Privatizing the police? The courts? The military? (yeah, I know: it's already happening)

Posted by: 12008N1 | March 11, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Ugly face like that will not be hard to find and lead to his capture. WTF kinda fools allowing this escape to happen in the first place, oh DC graduates from across the bridge of NW projects witha degree from Lorton prison.

Posted by: foxxmacpryor | March 11, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

This is what happens when you offer low salary and recruit below average quality applicants to jobs like police and correctional guards. I see more and more police and other criminal justice employees below average edcuation levels from poor quality educational institutions, such as CTI Tech or DeVry. Look at DC Police, you have Commanders of patrol districts with no college degrees.

Posted by: Hotelguest0 | March 12, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

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