A county grand jury indicted Steven Gregory Anderson yesterday in connection with the strangling death of a 42-year-old Crofton woman.

Anderson, 30, of the 700 block Bayard Road, Lothian, was indicted on one count of first-degree murder, six counts related to the theft of the victim's car and one count charging him with a purse-snatching, said county State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee.

Anderson has been held without bond since his arrest Sept. 17 in connection with the slaying of Gwyn Dixon Criswell, 42, of the 1500 block Eversham Place. Her partially nude body was found, after a six-hour search, behind a library in Crofton Square near the intersection of Routes 3 and 424. Police said the woman was strangled.

She had been missing for two days, after failing to return from what was supposed to have been a short shopping trip.

Weathersbee said no decision on whether to seek the death penalty against Anderson will be made until after prosecutors receive a complete police report on the slaying.

Also indicted yesterday was a Glen Burnie man charged with automobile manslaughter in a triple fatality last July on Ritchie Highway at Earleigh Heights Road, Weathersbee said.

Louis Harrison Dailey Jr., 29, of the first block Elm Avenue, was indicted on three counts of auto manslaughter and two counts of driving under the influence of drugs including barbiturates, PCP and cocaine, Weathersbee said. Dailey was indicted in connection with a July 10 collision that killed Elizabeth Anne Sprinkel, 48, of the 400 block White Haven Court, and her 4-year-old grandson, Jordan Patrick Sprinkel, of the 2200 block of Wilkins Avenue, Baltimore.

Jannine Polmichter, 14, of Connecticut, died two weeks later of injuries sustained in the crash, Weathersbee said.

Police said Sprinkel was driving north on Ritchie Highway when a car driven by Dailey crossed the median strip and hit her car.

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