Missing teen-ager is home

man jailed in Fla.

February 22, 2000|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A missing Hampstead teen-ager was safe at home yesterday after she and her former boyfriend were located Friday in Florida, where he was jailed while Maryland authorities sought his return to face charges here, Hampstead police said.

Allison M. Zgorski, 18, of Golf View Lane was reported missing Feb. 13. Her parents called police after she failed to return home from a date with William T. Parrish III, 19, formerly of Owings Mills, said Hampstead Chief R. Kenneth Meekins.

Meekins said his agency had sufficient probable cause to request an arrest warrant Saturday. The warrant has not been served.

"The investigation is continuing," Meekins said in a news release.

Parrish was awaiting extradition in central Florida yesterday, where he was charged with auto theft, false imprisonment, assault, possession of marijuana and lying to authorities, Hampstead police said.

According to Meekins, Zgorski was treated in Florida for cuts and facial injuries sustained when she was assaulted.

At some point, she was able to alert deputies in Volusia County, about halfway between Daytona Beach and Orlando on Florida's east coast. She told them she needed help, and Parrish was taken into custody.

She told Florida authorities she was being held against her will and had been "forced under threat of death or serious bodily harm to transport him out of state," Meekins said.

Parrish is also wanted in Baltimore County in connection with an assault and violation of probation, the chief said.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call Hampstead Police at 410-239-8954.

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