Pair held in Westminster kidnapping

April 13, 1994

A kidnapping ended with the arrest of two men after a Westminster man was able to summon police by passing a note to an Owings Mills gas station attendant.

Bruce Roy Vaughn, 26, of Westminster told police that he was stopped on Charles Street in Westminster by two men who stepped in front of his car about 12:40 a.m. Saturday. The men demanded that he take them to Baltimore to "get some stuff," said Sgt. Stephen Doarnberger, a Baltimore County police spokesman.

Mr. Vaughn said he told the men that he could not take them to the city, but they got into his vehicle and demanded that he take them where they wanted to go.

Mr. Vaughn said he became frightened and drove to a gasoline station on Reisterstown Road near Painters Mill Road and was able to pass a note to the attendant telling of the carjacking. The cashier called police and gave them the license number and a description of the car.

Police stopped the vehicle on Reisterstown Road at Green Spring Valley Road and arrested two suspects.

Timothy T. Costley, 31, of Charles Street in Westminster and William E. Lee, 34, of Baltimore were charged with kidnapping, carjacking and false imprisonment. They were being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center yesterday on $50,000 bond each.

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