Alex Christopher Finnerty, 21, was sentenced to 9 years active incarceration at the Division of Corrections and received an additional suspended sentence of 13 years incarceration on October 13, 2015 in the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court.

FinnertyOn May 22, 2015 Finnerty, who was in police custody for an unrelated crime, was being transported to the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center when he escaped from police custody.  He fled into a wooded area on foot that prompted a large scale, multi-agency, police manhunt for several hours.  Finnerty subsequently burglarized a home in Centreville, Maryland and was confronted by the homeowner, who had located Finnerty inside the residence.  He fled the residence and was apprehended by police after a brief foot chase.

Finnerty entered a guilty plea to burglary and escape in the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court, he was also found to have violated his probation from a previous conviction.

Upon his release from prison, Finnerty will be placed on 5 years of supervised probation.

Lance Richardson, State’s Attorney, prosecuted this matter.