Carroll County Crime

Police seek second suspect in courthouse bomb threat

Police are seeking information relating to the second suspect who assisted a woman in making a bomb threat to the District Court of Maryland for Carroll County July 21.

The call was made from a Giant supermarket, according to an investigation, and surveillance video allegedly shows Myra Marcy Baird, 56, of Hampstead, a store employee, dial the phone before handing it to an unknown male suspect who made the threat, according to court records.


Baird invoked her rights in custody, according to Cpl. Michael Winkelspecht, of the Maryland State Police Westminster barrack. She has not told police the name of her alleged co-conspirator.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office enhanced the surveillance video to attempt to pull a clear image of the male suspect in the Giant store, Winkelspecht said.


Baird was charged with arson threat, conspiracy to commit arson threat and false statement of a destructive device July 22, according to court records.

Police expect to levy the same charges against the male suspect, Winkelspecht said.

Baird was also charged with arson threat and threatening to harm a local official for threatening a district court commissioner while in custody.

Baird was released after posting a combined $30,000 bond, according to court records.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call Winkelspecht at 410-386-3001 or 410-386-3062.

Reach staff writer Heather Cobun at 410-857-7898 or email