Man accused of forcing his way into home of his estranged wife

November 30, 1999

A Manchester man was held in lieu of $2,500 bail after he was accused of forcing his way into the home of his estranged wife. He also is accused of violating a court order that he stay away from her.

Roland E. Brown, 34, of the 4800 block of Melody Drive was arrested at his residence soon after police went to the 4500 block of Northwoods Trail in Hampstead about 9 p.m. Friday.

The man's wife, Joanne Brown, said her hand was injured as she tried to keep her husband from shoving his way through the front door, police said.

According to charging documents, a male friend of Mrs. Brown's also was assaulted before her husband left her home.

Police said that while taking a report of the incident, an anonymous call -- the caller did not speak -- came to the woman's home, and Officer Clint Thorn traced the call to Mr. Brown's cellular phone.

Thorn went to Mr. Brown's home and arrested him on charges of first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of violating a protective order issued June 28 in Carroll County Circuit Court, and possession of marijuana.

Nature Center workshop to make Christmas items

Manchester Nature Center will hold a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday to make several items.

Participants will make a wreath, nature Christmas wrapping paper and items for a bird Christmas party. The workshop is free, but donations are requested.

Information: 410-374-9247.

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