2 men, 2 teen-agers charged in Aberdeen carjacking incident

November 29, 1992|By Mike Farabaug | Mike Farabaug,h Staff Writer

Two men and two teen-age boys have been charged in a carjacking in which they allegedly beat a Havre de Grace man who gave them a ride, threw him to the ground, then stole his car last Sunday.

Police arrested William Daniel Borden, 18, of Darlington, and Christopher Lee Geddie, 18, of Aberdeen, at Joppatowne Plaza Monday. Both were charged with robbery, assault and auto theft and were being held at the Harford County Detention Center Friday.

The two other suspects -- both 17-year-old boys -- were arrested Monday on Rogers Street in Aberdeen and were being held Friday at the Hickey School in Baltimore County pending an investigation by juvenile authorities, police said.

The victim, Kevin Dolan of Havre de Grace, was treated at Harford Memorial Hospital for a fracture of the bone around an eye socket and multiple bruises on the face and body, then released.

Mr. Dolan told sheriff's deputies that he was driving west on U.S. 40 in Aberdeen about 3 a.m. last Sunday when he spotted four young men walking in the rain. Thinking he knew them, he stopped to offer a ride.

Even though Mr. Dolan realized after stopping that he did not know them, he offered them a ride.

One of the suspects told Mr. Dolan to turn onto Robinhood Road, police said. Soon after, he said, the man in the front seat punched him. Mr. Dolan stopped his 1985 Ford Escort, and the three in the back seat jumped out and dragged him from his car, police said.

Mr. Dolan said they threw him to the ground, punched him in the face and kicked and beat him on the head, chest and back. He reported the four suspects then jumped into his car and sped off.

Police said Mr. Borden admitted the facts as provided by the victim and added that the stolen car was ditched at the A-1 Junk Yard in Havre de Grace. Mr. Borden also admitted the four suspects spent about $60 taken from the victim's wallet, police said.

Police recovered the car, worth about $10,000, at the junkyard.

At a bail review hearing, District Court Judge John Landbeck increased bond from $10,000 to $25,000 for Mr. Geddie, citing two pending criminal cases in which Mr. Geddie faces charges of alcohol abuse, assault, and breaking and entering. Mr. Borden was being held on $10,000 bond.

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