Man accused of weapons offenses, abduction

Baltimore man charged in separate cases by state, Arundel police

February 06, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Baltimore man was arrested by Anne Arundel County police early Friday and charged with abducting a former girlfriend on Thursday. Maryland State Police also charged the suspect -- Robert L. "June Bug" Sanders, 23, of Brooklyn -- with illegal possession of a firearm in a separate case.

Sanders was charged Friday by the state police Crime Gun Enforcement Section with the straw purchase of a handgun, illegal transfer of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine.

Police say Sanders cannot legally purchase a handgun because of a criminal record but got somebody else to purchase one for him, known as a straw purchase.

Baltimore police have warrants charging Sanders in an additional straw purchase of a weapon later used in crimes by others, said Maj. Greg Shipley, a state police spokesman.

In a separate incident Thursday, Sanders is accused of abducting a former girlfriend about 3: 15 p.m. from the parking lot of a Crown gas station in the 5700 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, said Sgt. Joseph Jordan, an Anne Arundel police spokesman.

Police said they found Sanders hiding in the attic of his home in the 200 block of Southerly Road about 1: 30 a.m. Friday. The woman, who left the house on her own accord before Sanders was arrested, was not harmed. Sanders was being held on $75,000 bond last night at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center, Jordan said.

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