BRIDGETON — An inmate who escaped during transport to Cumberland County Superior Court was found Saturday in Maryland after his father drove him there, authorities said.
David Riley, 34, of Bridgeton, who escaped about 10:30 a.m. Friday in transit from the Mercer County jail, was arrested by U.S. Marshals at a bus terminal in Baltimore, according to an N.J. State Police news release.
Riley got to Baltimore with the help of his father, David Carty, 58, also of Bridgeton, who drove him there and bought Riley a bus ticket to go to Atlanta the release said.
Carty was found and arrested at a Vineland motel by the State Police Fugitive Unit and Troop A Criminal Investigation Office troopers. He was charged with hindering apprehension, obstruction of justice and aiding another in an escape, according to the release.
When Riley escaped Friday, State Police said, he was considered armed and dangerous and had fled from Cumberland County corrections officers with a knife. He ran without handcuffs in a white T-shirt and boxer shorts, near Cornwell Drive and Old Deerfield Pike in Upper Deerfield Township.
Riley was previously sentenced to six years in July 2010 after being charged with kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault, according to court records.
It is unclear when he was released or what charges he is now facing.
Riley is being held at the Baltimore city detention center and awaiting extradition to New Jersey. Carty was held at the Cumberland County Jail.
The investigation included the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit, Troop A Criminal Investigation Office, U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Task Force, U.S. Marshals Capitol Area Regional Task Force and Maryland State Police.