New fugitive list already too old 3 of top 10 are nabbed before posters appear.

September 23, 1991|By Frank D. Roylance | Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff

State Police have released their latest list of Maryland's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.

Well, let's make that the Seven Most Wanted Fugitives.

It started out as the traditional Ten Most Wanted, said State Police spokesman Chuck Jackson. But, due to "a breakdown in communications" and printing deadlines at the State Use Industries shop, he said, the 8,000 posters were released last week listing three fugitives who had already been captured.

Two of them were nabbed in June, one in August.

Of the remaining seven, three are new to the "Most Wanted" list, while four are holdovers from the last poster, released in January 1990.

The seven include two escaped rapists, an escaped armed robber, one escaped murderer and three murder suspects.

"All of them are considered violent, dangerous and elusive," said Col. Elmer H. Tippett, State Police superintendent.

The 8,000 new posters are being distributed to more than 600 law enforcement agencies across the state.

Since the first Maryland "Most-Wanted" list was published, information provided by the public has led to the capture of seven "most wanted" fugitives.

"We are asking for the public's assistance in our efforts to locate and apprehend these individuals," said Michael C. Zotos, president of the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association.

Anyone with information about the fugitives is asked to call (301) 799-0190 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. At all other times call 1-800-492-TIPS or your local State Police barracks. From outside Maryland, call (301) 799-0190.

The new additions to the list are:

* Kent Daniel Tillman, 27, wanted by Howard County police on charges that he killed Sherman J. Chenault, 25, and attempted to kill Sharell Hudson, both of Baltimore, during a drug "ripoff" in -- Columbia in August 1989. A 5-year-old child of Chenault and Hudson in the car where the shootings occurred was unhurt. Tillman's last known address was in the 900 block of N. Belnord Ave. in East Baltimore.

* Andre Edward Lunn, 35, wanted by Baltimore County police for the August 1990 slaying of Steven Henry Jones, 34, of southwest Baltimore. Jones was found behind a supermarket in the 5100 block of Sinclair Lane with a bullet in his head.

* Frederick Desuzar, 32, wanted by Prince George's County police for the February 1988 slaying of Dion Richison in Langley Park. Police believe Richison was a drug runner, and the killing is thought to have been over drugs and money. Desuzar is also wanted on drug-possession charges. A Jamaican, Desuzar has listed addresses in Washington and Silver Spring.

The four fugitives held over from the 1990 poster are:

* Theresa Marie Grosso, 43, convicted of the 1969 shooting death of Melvin Luckart, 29, a doorman at Judge's Musical Lounge, in the 3300 block of Greenmount Ave. Sentenced to a life term, she has been missing since her 1979 escape -- her third -- from state custody.

* Randy Oliver Bullen, 39, of Linthicum, escaped in June 1080 from the Maryland Division of Correction while serving a 10-year sentence for the May 1975 rape of a 17-year-old Glen Burnie high school senior.

* James Edward "Jet" Tasker, 27, of Edgewood, was serving a life sentence for the October 1984 rape of a 14-year-old Havre de Grace girl when he dodged a guard's bullets and escaped from the Maryland Penitentiary on Thanksgiving Day 1987.

* Anthony Francis, 37, of Baltimore, escaped from the Division of Correction in August 1986. He was serving a 20-year sentence for the October 1976 armed robbery of a bar owner.

The three men who made the list despite their capture include:

Michael Rugnao, 32, wanted by Baltimore County police in connection with the October 1988 slaying of Warren Lee Christian, 36, of Irvington, during a confrontation at a Woodlawn motel. Arrested June 12 in California, he is awaiting trial there on two Sacramento County rape charges. He is also wanted for murder in Texas.

Larry Rudolph Middleton, 32, wanted by Maryland State Police in connection with the $500 armed robbery of a convenience store in Hughesville, Charles County. He had a prior record of armed robbery, assault, and drug possession. He was captured Aug. 21 in Virginia.

Marlon Glenn Green, 30, wanted by Baltimore police in connection with three bank robberies. He was captured by the FBI and city police in June.

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