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Escaped Virginia inmate newly tied to DC-area carjacking, kidnapping in Maryland; Reward climbs to $20K

An escaped Virginia inmate has been newly linked to a Maryland carjacking and kidnapping incident outside Washington, D.C., as state and federal authorities are offering a combined $20,000 award for information leading to the man’s capture after he has spent nearly two months on the lam. 

Naseem Isaiah Roulack, 21, was serving a 13-year sentence for charges of aggravated malicious wounding, grand larceny and hit-and-run when he escaped custody while getting medical help at St. Mary’s Hospital in Henrico, Virginia, on Aug. 12. He has been on the run ever since from the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, which handles locating and apprehending the most violent and dangerous fugitives throughout the Washington metropolitan area. 

The Montgomery County Police Department revealed Monday that Roulack has been newly identified as the suspect in a Sept. 1 carjacking and kidnapping in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The U.S. Marshals Service on Wednesday released several more photos of Roulack, saying he is now facing kidnapping, armed robbery, armed carjacking, first-degree assault and vehicle theft charges in connection with that incident. 

Roulack notably has a tattoo on his right cheek that says, “Cut Throat,” a tattoo that says, “RIP ish,” on his left arm and a tattoo saying, “Faith is Seeing with Your Heart When All Your Eyes See is Darkness,” on his right arm, according to the U.S. Marshals Service, which is offering a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to his arrest. 

Though no connection has been suggested by authorities, the issue of surging carjackings and motor vehicle theft around the nation’s capital have come to the forefront after Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, had his vehicle stolen at gunpoint in Washington, D.C.’s Navy Yard neighborhood, a short distance from the U.S. Capitol Monday evening. As of midday Wednesday, Capitol police told Fox News Digital no arrests have been made. The three armed assailants were described as about 5-feet, 10-inche Black males “who may have been around the age of 16 due to their build.” 

As of Oct. 3, instances of robbery in Washington surged by 68% compared to 2022, while vehicle theft increased by 106%, according to data on the D.C. Metro Police Department’s website. 

Danielle Wallace is a reporter for Fox News Digital covering politics, crime, police and more. Story tips can be sent to and on Twitter: @danimwallace. 


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