Escaped Maryland inmate now back in custody

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An escaped inmate was detained Wednesday at a Fairfax County hotel after escaping from a Virginia hospital in August and allegedly kidnapping a Maryland woman at gunpoint while on the loose.

Naseem Roulack, 21, was arrested at a hotel in the 6700 block of Commerce Street in Springfield, Virginia, around 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release. of the United States Marshals Service.

When officers from the Marshals Service and the Fairfax County Police Department knocked on Roulack's hotel room door, officials said he attempted to leave the room by jumping from a third-story window with an assault rifle. Roulack's arm was injured and he dropped the gun. He was detained after a brief foot chase.

After being taken into custody, police said Roulack was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Roulack, who authorities say also goes by the name “Lil Nas,” escaped from the supervision of two agents at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond on August 12.

He was serving a 13-year sentence on charges of aggravated malicious wounding, grand larceny and hit-and-run.

Earlier this month, Roulack was identified as suspect in armed carjacking which occurred shortly after midnight on September 1 in Gaithersburg.

Roulack pointed a gun at a woman and demanded her car, police said.

He faces other charges stemming from that incident in Gaithersburg, including kidnapping, armed carjacking and first-degree assault.

"I want to thank the U.S. Marshals Service, Virginia State Police, Fairfax County Police Department and other local, state and federal law enforcement partners for their tireless efforts in assisting VADOC investigators and officers in the effort to recapture this inmate,” the Virginia Department said. from Corrections Director Chadwick Dotson in a news release.

Dotson had previously called the effort to capture Roulack the department's “top priority.” The U.S. Marshals Service offered a $5,000 reward to anyone with information leading to Roulack's arrest.

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