An administrative investigation discovered that two Virginia Department of Corrections officers entrusted with monitoring Naseem Isaiah Roulack acknowledged being sleeping when he escaped from a hospital in August.
The metal shackles on Roulack’s hands and legs were also removed during his hospital visit so he could wear nylon “flex cuffs” for an MRI procedure but were never replaced with the more secure metal cuffs, according to the report.
When Roulack, 21, escaped around 6 a.m. on Aug. 12, he was serving a 13-year sentence for aggravated malicious wounding, grand theft, and hit-and-run. He has since been linked to a Maryland carjacking and kidnapping event outside Washington, D.C.
According to the US Marshals Service, Roulack is “armed and dangerous.”
State and federal authorities have teamed up to offer a $20,000 reward for his capture.
According to a press release from the department, the policemen who allegedly acknowledged being asleep have resigned.
“I thank the Special Investigations Unit for their thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding Roulack’s escape,” VADOC Director Chadwick Dotson said in a statement. “The Department will learn from these findings to ensure that we are providing the most effective incarceration, which leads to lasting public safety for the Commonwealth.”