Escapee Denied Bail

Police beat

Judge Cites Danger

November 13, 1991

A 21-year-old man who escaped from police custody in early Septemberwas ordered held without bond yesterday after being recaptured in Glen Burnie Sunday evening.

At a bail review hearing, District JudgeJoseph P. Manck decided Anthony James Freeland should remain in the county detention center because he poses a danger to the community.

Investigators said Freeland, who was arrested when police spottedhim driving a stolen car, confessed to robbing 14 businesses and stealing four cars since he escaped from armed security guards Sept. 3 outside the District Court building in Annapolis.

Freeland, who hadbeen transported to the court for a trial on theft charges, used a smuggled handcuff key to unlock his leg irons and handcuffs and boltedfrom the paddy wagon with another man, who was later recaptured.

CROFTON DRY CLEANER ROBBED BY GUNMAN

A gunman robbed a Crofton dry cleaning store Monday, county police reported.

Investigators said the gunman walked into La Destro's Dry Cleaning in the 1600 block of Crain Highway about 6 p.m. and asked for change. After the clerk gave the man change, he demanded the rest of the money from the cash drawer.

He told the clerk to put the money in the bag, but the clerk said she did not have a bag. The robber took a bag out of his jacket, and the clerk gave him the money, police said.

Police described the gunman as a white man about 5 feet 11 inches tall, with long brown hair, wearing a dark blue baseball hat, dark shirt and denim jacket.

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