Washington, DC

Not what I expect to read on the Petworth Listserv but it sure woke me up. 

Maryland State Police have identified the inmate as 45-year-old Kelvin Poke (pictured below). Police say Poke, who was serving life plus 40 years at the Jessup Correctional Institution for kidnapping, carjacking and robbery, was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 31 around 2 a.m. for chest pains. Anyone who has seen Poke or has any information on his whereabouts should call Maryland State Police at 301-345-3101 or The DC Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

Kelvin Poke- black male, Height-6’ 3”, Weight- 235lbs.

The suspect escaped from the scene in a 1993 Blue Toyota Camry and which was located in Washington DC at the 1100 block of 1st St. NW on fire. The suspect has carjacked another vehicle, WHITE FORD TRUCK, DC Tag- DC 3690. Direction of travel is unknown.”

Update from Petworth Listserv:  The Regional Threat and Analysis Center is reporting that the suspect (reported as an escapee in an earlier broadcast) is in custody with the Prince Georges County Police and Maryland State Police following a shootout. The suspect was captured in Suitland , MD in the vicinity of the Cedar Hill Cemetery . Condition of the suspect is unknown.  


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