Sheriff: Maryland Inmate Leaves Work Detail, Goes to Bar

An inmate in Maryland left a work detail Wednesday and went to a bar 10 minutes away, according to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

Andrew Willett, 28, left a Frederick County work release center about 6 a.m. Wednesday with another inmate and went to his job in Frederick, according to the sheriff’s office.

A coworker told an investigator he was supposed to drive Willett back to the work release center, but Willett said his mother was going to pick him up and take him back and that she was an authorized driver for him, which she isn’t, according to the sheriff’s office.

Willett's coworker also told the investigator Willett made many phone calls to a woman throughout the day and it sounded like they were arguing each time.

After Willett failed to return to the work release center by 7 p.m., the Frederick Police Department assisted the sheriff’s office in searching for him.

Just after midnight, police found Willett, in the Olde Town Tavern in downtown Frederick. He tried to run but was quickly taken into custody.

Willett faces a charge of escape, the sheriff’s office said.

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