--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey


September 09, 1993

Man charged after barricade at his home

A Brooklyn Park man held county police at bay for 45 minutes Tuesday night, barricading himself inside his home and firing several shots at officers outside, authorities said yesterday.

Philemon Locklear, 38, surrendered on his front porch and was charged with 13 counts of assault with intent to murder and reckless endangerment, police said.

Police said that about 8 p.m. Mr. Locklear got into an argument VTC with his wife, Brenda Locklear, 36, inside Dinkums Den, a bar in the 5800 block of Ritchie Highway. He left, but returned a few minutes later with a gun, shooting out all four tires on his wife's car, police said.

He then drove to his house in the 200 block of Camrose Ave., three blocks away, threatening officers who approached and firing several shots at them with a .44-caliber Magnum handgun, police said.

The officers called for backups and evacuated neighbors as he continued to shoot up the inside of the house, police said.

One shot shattered a rear kitchen window and came close to hitting Officers Eric Gennett and Keith Light, police said.

At 9 p.m., authorities said, Mr. Locklear surrendered to members of the Special Operations Squad. He was arrested without incident after throwing down a .44-caliber Magnum handgun fully loaded with hollowpoint bullets and an empty .357-caliber Magnum handgun.

Police said that Mr. Locklear had shot the telephone.

Tipster tells bike patrol where to find escapee

A man who didn't want to get involved with "regular cops" tipped off two bicycle patrol officers Tuesday on where they could find a man who had escaped from the county detention center.

Officer Eric Gennett and Cpl. Michael Belcher went to a home in the first block of Mansion Road, in Linthicum, and arrested James Ray Hurt, 31, who was wanted on a warrant charging him with escape.

Police said the man escaped from the county Detention Center on Jennifer Road April 17.

The tipster told officers that he didn't like the police, "but thought the bike patrol cops were cool."

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