CHEVERLY, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - The U.S. Marshals, along with the Prince George's County Police, are searching for a fugitive who was last seen near Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, authorities said Wednesday.
The search started in the area near Route 50 and I-295 at around 2 p.m when police say the suspect, identified as Victor Charles Johnson, ran into the wood line behind Medical Terrace. Johnson was wanted in D.C. for a parole violation, according to the U.S. Marshals.
When task force members spotted Johnson in a vehicle in D.C. and attempted to apprehend him, U.S. Marshals officials say he fled the scene. Johnson allegedly drove his vehicle erratically down New York Avenue and Rt. 50 and rear-ended another vehicle near the Baltimore-Washington Parkway exit ramp. That's when officials say Johnson left his vehicle and fled on foot.
Police describe Johnson as a black male who is 6'2" and around 300 pounds. He has a scraggly beard and is wearing a blue shirt. He is believed to be armed.
Cheverly schools were on lockdown during the search. It has since been lifted.
Johnson has a history of drug and weapons offenses, according to the U.S. Marshals. He sometimes goes by the alias Victor Jackson.
A $2,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.