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Authorities seeking 2 escaped inmates

Authorities were searching yesterday for two inmates who escaped from custody in Baltimore.

Lonnie Hill, 31, did not return from his work-release assignment, said Dave Towers, a corrections spokesman. Hill, of Tallow Court in Woodlawn, began serving a 15-year sentence in 1992 for armed robbery, handgun violations and theft. He was scheduled to be released next month, Towers said.

Michael James, 28, of the 2600 block of Edgewood Ave. climbed a fence at the Baltimore Pre-Release Unit, where Hill also was being held, Towers said. James began a three-year sentence in August 1998 for a drug conviction and was scheduled to be released in January.

Baltimore man sentenced in shooting of shop owner

A Baltimore man will serve at least five years in prison for the attempted murder of an Edmondson Village shop owner.

David Jacobs, 22, of the 600 block of N. Wicklow Road pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempted murder and robbery with a deadly weapon, and 20 years for use of a handgun in the commission of a crime. Circuit Judge Marcella A. Holland suspended all but 12 years, but ordered that he be incarcerated for at least five years.

In Harford County

Help sought in identifying man found dead June 30

JOPPA - Sheriff's deputies are trying to determine the identity of a man whose remains were found by workers June 30 in a wooded area near the 1200 block of Pauls Lane in Joppa. He was described as black, age 25 to 30, wearing a black leather jacket, brown work boots, black sweat pants, green shorts and a sweat shirt or T-shirt. Those with information may call 410-836-5442.

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