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Suspect being held for robbery escapes from St. Agnes Hospital, rearrested in city

A man being held on robbery charges escaped from police custody while being treated at St. Agnes Hospital late Thursday but was located Friday in Baltimore and rearrested, Baltimore County police said Friday.

Joshua Jerome Brown, 21, was being treated at the Southwest Baltimore hospital when he ran from police custody about 11:30 p.m., police said. He was last seen on Wilkens Avenue, police said.

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Brown is charged with armed robbery of a Cricket Wireless store in Catonsville on July 22 and with assault of a police officer Wednesday. Police say a Cadillac DeVille Brown was driving struck a police patrol car as an officer was getting out of the vehicle, after stopping Brown because the license plates on the Cadillac were not registered to that car.

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