2 men arrested in rape, robbery Police credit tips for quick capture of Baltimore Co. men

July 12, 1991|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff

Two Baltimore County men were arrested last night an charged with the kidnapping this week of a teller of an Overlea bank, the robbery of the bank and the rape one of the teller's daughters.

The men, one a construction worker and father of two small children and the other unemployed, were arrested within minutes of each other by police and FBI agents after nearly 150 phone calls came in about possible suspects.

Ricky Andrew Bailey, 29, of the 1900 block of Halsmere Road in the West Inverness section of Dundalk, and David Wayne Hall, 29, of the 7800 block of Oakdale Ave. in the Chesaco Park section of Rosedale, were

charged with rape, three counts of kidnapping, two counts of bank robbery, burglary and using a handgun in commission of a felony.

Bailey was held overnight at the Parkville station lockup and Hall in the Towson station lockup. Both faced a bail review hearing today at District Court in Towson.

The robbery netted less than $5,000.

County police spokesman E. Jay Miller said the arrests were without incident 15 minutes apart.

Miller credited the phone calls and other tips with giving police enough information to use to stake out the suspects' homes and to get arrest warrants.

Miller said Bailey was pulled over by officers and arrested at 7 p.m. as he was about to ride a bicycle from in front of his home.

At 7:15 p.m., Hall drove up to his home in a 1982 Ford pick-up truck but sped off when he saw officers.

Several blocks away, near U.S. 40 and the Beltway, police and FBI agents stopped the truck and arrested Hall without incident.

His wife and their children, a 3-year-old boy and an 18-month-old girl, were in the truck.

Around midnight, Bailey and Hall appeared separately before District Court Commissioner Eugene Marshall, who ordered them held without bail for today's hearing.

Miller said evidence linking the suspects to the bank robbery was found in Hall's

See ARRESTS, A8, Col. 1 ARRESTS, From A1 truck, but the gun and knife used to terrorize the teller and her two daughters at their home Monday night and Tuesday morning had not been found.

Miller credited the composites of the suspects with being instrumental with the arrests.

The composites, drawn by Howard County Police Sgt. Carl Layman, were taken from information provided by the three victims.

Shortly after the story broke, the police began receiving phone calls and tips about suspects. Miller said the public response was the most he has seen in any recent case.

The arrests came less than three days after two men, one armed with a knife and the other a silver-plated small caliber revolver, entered the Overlea home of a teller at the Sequoia Federal Savings bank in the 8000 block of Belair Road and held her and a 16-year-old daughter at bay.

A 20-year-old daughter arrived home a half hour later and all three women were tied up and gagged.

After robbing the women of money and jewelry, both men entered a room and raped the older daughter.

Around dawn, the men forced the three females into the teller's car and drove around about two hours. Around 7 a.m., they forced the teller to drive to a fast food restaurant two blocks from vTC the bank, where one man got out and stayed with the

daughters on the parking lot while the mother and the second man drove to the bank.

The mother entered the bank with a key and brought out a bag of coins and two trays containing cash.

The man and the teller drove back to the restaurant. From there, the men were driven by the mother down Belair Road, where they left the car near Fullerton Avenue.

The mother and daughters returned to the bank and called police.

From the conversation the men had with the victims during eight hours of being held hostage, police said, it appeared the men had kept the mother under surveillance and knew she worked at the bank.

The men spoke freely of themselves in the Overlea home and that information was useful in the investigation, Miller said.

The spokesman said police now are certain the men had been watching the bank for some time after they received information yesterday that a woman who lives near the bank noticed two men sitting in a Ford pickup truck last month.

Miller said the woman jotted down the license number but when nothing happened at the bank she tossed the note with the number among some other papers.

After hearing about last night's arrests, the woman retrieved the paper.

On it, Miller said, was Maryland license plate number 971724, the tag number of Hall's pickup truck.

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