Suspect released on bail in attempted drowning Glen Burnie victim's condition remains critical

June 22, 1993|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer

A Glen Burnie man accused of trying to drown his neighbor in her swimming pool was released on bail yesterday and ordered to remain on house arrest until his trial.

Charles Leonard Adams Jr., 36, of the 100 block of Queen Anne Road, was charged with assault with intent to murder Sunday after witnesses told police they saw him push Kimberly Reinhardt, 27, into the pool and hold her head under the water.

During a bail review hearing yesterday, District Judge Michael E. Loney agreed to reduce Mr. Adams' bail from $2.5 million to a $50,000 signature bond.

"All reports indicate that there was a lot of confusion at the scene," said George Lantzas, Mr. Adams' lawyer.

"We don't know who was doing what. We have heard different versions from different people," Mr. Lantzas said.

Mr. Adams' relatives said after the hearing that Miss Reinhardt was an epileptic and that Mr. Adams was trying to help her because she was having a seizure.

Neighbors pulled Miss Reinhardt out of the pool shortly after 2:30 p.m. and began performing CPR until paramedics arrived a short time later.

She was listed in critical condition yesterday at North Arundel Hospital.

Miss Reinhardt's family would not comment on the incident.

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