OAKLAND, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland prison inmate faces sentencing in Oakland for his violent escape from a crew working along Interstate 68 in 2012.
Larry Johnson could get life plus 70 years added Tuesday to the 20 years he's already serving for carjacking and handgun convictions in Prince George's County.
The 40-year-old inmate was convicted in October of attempted first-degree murder, carjacking and escape for the incident in Garrett County.
Johnson stabbed a correctional officer in the torso with a pair of pointed pliers. He then stole and wrecked a prison van before flagging down a motorist from West Virginia. He stabbed the driver in the head, stole his car and drove nearly 20 miles down Route 495 before hitting a tree in a residential development near Deep Creek Lake.