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Escapee is returned from South Carolina

A convicted armed robber who escaped last month after he slipped out of leg shackles at a downtown Baltimore courthouse has been extradited from South Carolina to Baltimore County, where he faces charges in three robberies, county police said yesterday.

Marvin Ray Jordan, 24, arrived Wednesday night at the Baltimore County Detention Center, said Bill Toohey, a county police spokesman.

Jordan escaped from Baltimore authorities Aug. 6 as he was being loaded with five other inmates into a prison van in the underground parking garage at Courthouse East on North Calvert Street. Police said he slipped out of leg restraints and fled. He was serving a four-year sentence for armed robbery.

Jordan was arrested this month by authorities in Florence, S.C.

In Baltimore County, Jordan has been charged in an attempted robbery Aug. 15 at a Giant Food store in the 6400 block of York Road just north of the Baltimore City line, an armed robbery at a Subway restaurant in Towson the same day and an armed robbery Aug. 21 at a Game Stop store in the Fullerton area, Toohey said.

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4 teens charged in robbery of woman

Four teenagers have been charged as adults in the robbery of a 20-year-old woman Wednesday in Pikesville, county police said yesterday.

One of the teenagers is believed to be the person seen running through a Pikesville synagogue in an apparent attempt to evade police investigating the robbery, said Sgt. Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman.

The youths were arrested in a home in the 6800 block of Brookmill Road. Police recovered a handgun in the backyard of the home and are trying to determine whether it was used in the robbery, Warehime said. She identified the youths as Kevin Johnson, 17, of the 6900 block of Blanche Road; Dedrick Lewis, 16, and Derrick Lewis, 17, who are brothers, and Ian Lee, 16, all three of whom live in the 6800 block of Brookmill Road.

All were charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, theft and other offenses, Warehime said. Each is being held on $150,000 bail at the Franklin Precinct, she said. Their bail review is set for today.

The accuser, who initially told police she was 16 but later gave a date of birth showing she was 20, told police that she was in an alley in the 4200 block of St. Vincents Drive when a group of men approached her, including one who she believed had a handgun. She said they attacked her and robbed her of cash and a cell phone, Warehime said.

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Edmondson Heights

Driver of hit-and-run SUV is sought

County police provided additional information yesterday about a sport utility vehicle believed to have been driven during a fatal hit-and-run accident this week in southwestern Baltimore County. They asked for the public's help in finding the driver and the vehicle.

The vehicle, described as a maroon or burgundy Chevy Suburban or other large SUV, is believed to be a 1994 to 2002 model, police said yesterday. The vehicle likely has damage to the passenger-side headlight, fender and hood, police said.

Anthony Banks, 52, was walking across Ingleside Avenue south of Charles Street about 8:30 p.m. Monday when he was struck, police said. He was taken to St. Agnes Hospital, where he died, police said.

Witnesses told police the driver briefly got out of the car after the collision. Police said the driver apparently did not render any assistance and left the scene without calling police.

The driver is described as white, 20 to 30 years old, 6 feet to 6 feet 5 inches tall, clean-shaven with short blond hair and glasses. He was wearing light-colored blue jeans and a red T-shirt with a white collar and with a design on the front.

Police said yesterday that investigators had received no calls about the man or the vehicle.

Anyone with information was asked to call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7-LOCKUP. Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.


Police seek identity of robbery suspect Police are trying to identify a man suspected in a bank robbery last month in the Fullerton area and released a photograph of the suspect.

On Aug. 18, a man entered a Bank of America branch in the 7900 block of Belair Road at 9:20 a.m. and gave a teller a note demanding money, police said. The man, who implied that he would shoot but did not display a gun, walked out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled south on Belair Road.

He was described as age 20 to 30 and 5 feet 7 inches tall with short black hair. He was wearing sunglasses, a black T-shirt and blue jeans, police said.

Anyone with information was asked to call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7-LOCKUP. Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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