Two escapees from a minimum security correctional facility in Hagerstown, Md., were arrested early yesterday after a high speed chase from Woodbridge into Fairfax County in which four police cruisers were damaged, police reported.
The escapees were identified as Bradley K. McKee, 25, and Patrick Grear, 22, who were serving 12 to 15 years for armed robbery and other offenses.
Police said the chase began when Prince William County police officer Terrence Casey tried to stop a car in Woodbridge. The car sped north on U. S. Rte. 1 to Interstate 95.
As police attempted to surround the vehicle with police cars in a "moving roadblock" maneuver, the car swerved and hit three police cruisers, according to police. Finally, the car, which police said had been stolen in Kensington, was stopped near 1-95's Spring-field exit after ramming a Fairfax County police cruiser.
McKee was charged with four counts of felonious assault, destruction of property, grand larceny, reckless driving an escape. Grear was charged with grand larceny, escape and being drunk in public.
A Maryland prison official said the two were reported missing from the correctional facility about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, having apparently walked away from it. The facility is not fenced.