Glen Burnie

May 07, 1993

Convicted killer on parole is accused of shoplifting

A convicted murderer paroled in August has been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting a box of hydrocortisone worth $1.99 from a Glen Burnie grocery store. He was released on his own recognizance.

bTC County police said yesterday they charged Louis Joseph Hall, 23, of the 200 block of Shana Road, Glen Burnie, with giving a false statement to police, theft and possession of PCP. He was arrested Tuesday night at the Giant Food store in the 7900 block of Ritchie Highway.

Hall was serving a five-year sentence for second-degree murder in the October 1988 killing of Joyce Yvonne Carter, 40, of the 3500 block of Spring Road. Police said she was the victim of a drive-by shooting in a drug deal gone sour.

Hall's parole was to expire in September 1994, according to the state Department of Corrections. The parole commission must decide whether he should return to prison to serve the remainder of his term.

County police said they were called to the store about 11 p.m. after a security guard said he watched a man remove a tube of hydrocortisone from its package and put it in his pants pocket.

The security guard told police he stopped the man as he headed toward the door.

Police said Hall admitted that he was on parole for the murder in Bacontown, and officers said they found he was carrying a small film canister of suspected PCP.

In October 1988, Hall and two other Glen Burnie men were angered when the crack cocaine they thought they purchased turned out to be mostly pebbles. They returned to the area with a shotgun and fired three times as they drove down Spring

Road. One of the blasts killed Mrs. Carter, who was reading in her grandchildren's bed.

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