Elwood Veney escapes from custody in Anne Arundel County

Veney is serving a five-year prison sentence. Photo: Anne Arundel County Police

(WJLA) - Anne Arundel County Police are searching for an inmate who escaped from police custody Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say that Elwood Veney was last seen in in the 100 block of Defense Highway toward Generals Highway and the Annapolis Mall.

Veney is serving five years in prison on charges of robbery with a deadly weapon.

Veney is described as a 5-foot-9, 189-pound man with tattoos on his arm, chest, neck, including a tattoo of his name on his right arm. He is wearing blue jeans with no pockets, a blue scrub-style shirt and a gray sweatshirt.