Police identify suspect found hanged in his cell

September 21, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

State police yesterday identified the man who was found hanged in a cell at the Westminster barracks as Daniel Ray Marsh, 43, of the first block of Glendale Ave. in Glen Burnie.

Mr. Marsh was found about 4:30 p.m. Monday with his belt looped around his neck and tied to a bar of the cell door, said Lt. Gregory M. Shipley, public information officer.

He said several troopers and a medic crew unsuccessfully tried to revive Mr. Marsh, who was pronounced dead at Carroll County General Hospital at 5:05 p.m.

Mr. Marsh had been arrested Monday with a companion, William H. McFadden, 47. They were charged with attempting to break into a house in the 5500 block of Mineral Hill Road about 11 a.m.

Mr. McFadden, who lives in the 2600 block of W. Belvedere Ave. in Baltimore, was charged with attempted breaking and entering and attempted theft. He was being held without bail yesterday.

Police said the resident of the house in the 5500 block of Mineral Hill Road was awakened by the ringing of the front and rear doorbells about 11 a.m. Monday.

As he started toward the kitchen, he saw a man at a dining room window with a screwdriver, attempting to force the window open, he told investigators.

The resident said the intruder saw him at the same time and fled, jumping into a gold-colored Ford driven by a second man.

The resident gave police the license number.

About 11:30 a.m., a man and a woman who live in the 400 block of Old Liberty Road came home for lunch and found a gold-colored Ford in the driveway with a man in the driver's seat. As the homeowner approached the car, he told police, another man came from behind the house.

The resident told police the stranger said he was a painter and was inspecting the house.

The man quickly got into the car, and the pair fled. Again, state police were called and given the description of the car and the men.

Troopers stopped a gold-colored Ford in the Eldersburg area about noon and took two men to the Westminster barracks for questioning.

Mr. McFadden was taken before a court commissioner about 12:20 a.m. yesterday.

A bail review scheduled for yesterday was postponed until today, police said. The suspect was being held at the Detention Center.

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