Illinois fugitive from Aberdeen held on Harford charges

An Aberdeen man, who appeared in District Court for a bail review Monday on Harford County theft charges, is also wanted as a fugitive from Illinois, court officials said.

Kendall Echols, 19, appeared before District Court Judge Victor K. Butanis via video link from the Harford County jail.

Echols' address is listed in online court records as an apartment in the 300 block of Farm Road in Aberdeen. He is charged with theft between $10,000 to $100,000 and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle during a Nov. 29, 2013 incident, according to online court records.

A fugitive warrant also was issued for Echols' arrest Feb. 24. According to court records, he is wanted on criminal charges in Illinois.

Echols has been held without bail in the Harford County Detention Center since his arrest.

A warrant was issued on Oct. 7, 2013 for Echols' arrest as a fugitive, but the charge of being a fugitive was dismissed the next day and Echols was released from jail, according to county records.

During Monday's bail review, Assistant State's Attorney Kemba Lydia-Moore indicated Echols allegedly committed the most recent thefts while he was on "pretrial release."

Court records do not indicate what Echols is wanted for in Illinois.

Butanis asked Lydia-Moore to look into how Illinois officials want to proceed, and he agreed to reset the bail review to Tuesday, though Echols did not appear during Tuesday's bail hearings.

Echols is being held in jail without bail on the theft charges until his next bail hearing.

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