Inmate Walks Off From Southern Maryland Pre-Release Unit

CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. (WJZ)—Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services  is looking for an inmate who walked off the Southern Maryland Pre-Release Unit on Sunday.

Ramano Coates was last accounted for Sunday during the afternoon count at about 4:30 p.m.

At some point between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. that day, Coates walked off from the Southern Maryland Pre-Release Unit (SMPRU).

The 35-year-old is 6 feet tall and weighs about 230 pounds.

He was serving a 10-year sentence for second-degree assault.

Police have been notified, and a retake warrant has been issued.

If you have any information about the location of this offender, please call 911.

SMPRU is a dormitory style pre-release facility without a secure perimeter. Inmates there are low-risk, minimum security inmates nearing the end of their sentence.

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