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Ecuadorean man is returned to face 2-year-old charges Shooting suspect was in Spanish jail


An Ecuadorean citizen who jumped bond after being charged in a shooting in Annapolis two years ago is back in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center after spending 16 months in a Spanish jail.


And this time, Circuit Court Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr., isn't taking any chances. He ordered Raul Eduardo Guevara, 46, of the 1100 block Oak Ave. in Shadyside, held without bond to await his trial for assault with intent to murder.

Mr. Guevara is accused of shooting Thomas Dyer Hibble on Feb. 3, 1990. Court records show that Mr. Hibble was among a number of people who crashed a party at a house in the 1100 block Bay View Ave.

After he was involved in a fight in the house, Mr. Hibble was standing outside when he was approached by a man wielding a handgun. He was shot once in the side by the gunman. Later identified as the assailant, Mr. Guevara was arrested and taken into custody.

But in August 1990, while free on a $25,000 bond, Mr. Guevara fled to Spain.

County prosecutor Ronald M. Naditch said Spanish authorities picked up Mr. Guevara, and he spent 16 months in jail while awaiting extradition.

Neither Mr. Naditch, nor Alan R. Friedman, Mr. Guevara's public defender, could say why Spanish authorities arrested him or why the extradition process took more than a year.

But "he was probably happy to come home," Mr. Naditch said.

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