Police arrest man accused of kidnapping Pa. woman She jumped from his moving truck in Keymar

February 06, 1997|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A 22-year-old man with no permanent address was arrested on charges of kidnapping a Pennsylvania woman who jumped from his moving truck in Keymar early yesterday, authorities said.

Earle R. Harper, who frequently stays in Keymar, but gave authorities the Taneytown address of his mother, is being held without bail at Carroll County Detention Center, court records show. In addition to a charge of kidnapping, he faces charges of false imprisonment and failing to stop to render assistance.

According to state police, troopers responded at 1: 40 a.m. to Route 194 and Sharrett Road, where they found Lisa D. Manolovich, 34, of Littlestown, Pa., by the roadside.

She was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was in fair condition, a hospital spokeswoman said yesterday.

The driver of a 1990 Dodge truck did not stop to assist the woman, police said.

Witnesses who had been on the parking lot of Cross Roads Inn in the 6600 block of Middleburg Road in Keymar told police that they saw a man drag a screaming woman into a truck at that location and speed away.

Witnesses said they followed the truck and saw the woman jump from the moving vehicle.

After receiving additional information, troopers went to a residence in the 6200 block of Middleburg Road, where they began to question a man.

Troopers said the man admitted that he was driving the Dodge truck that witnesses had described.

As the man was being arrested, another man who lives at the residence allegedly began hindering troopers, assaulted them and resisted arrest when they began to take him into custody, authorities said.

Arrested on two counts of assault was Gary F. Gillespie, 22. He also faces charges of obstructing and hindering police and resisting arrest, court records show.

Gillespie was freed yesterday after posting bail of $2,500, court records show.

Pub Date: 2/06/97

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