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January 12, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Garrison Precinct fugitive arrested, detained in Georgia

The Owings Mills man who escaped from the Garrison Precinct last month while handcuffed and wearing leg irons was arrested this week in Stone Mountain, Ga., Baltimore County police said.

County police and FBI agents arrested Damion L. Harrington, 27, without incident Wednesday while he was sleeping in an apartment. He will remain in Georgia until an extradition hearing can be held.

Harrington escaped from the Garrison Precinct on Dec. 28 after being handcuffed to a metal bar in the prisoner processing area. Police spokesman Bill Toohey said the incident is "under intensive review."

Towson Catholic High to close because of illness

TOWSON - Towson Catholic High School will be closed today because 25 percent of the student body is sick with flu-like symptoms, said Principal Thomas Peri.

"There's been a number of absences all week, and it's been building," said Peri, who sent a letter home with students yesterday. A basketball game to be held at the school tonight was canceled as well. Towson Catholic Elementary School was not affected.

Janitors will use bleach to clean and disinfect the high school, Peri said. "The building's not unhealthy; it's just a precaution," he said. The high school, which has 253 students, is expected to reopen Tuesday.

Transferred school officer to seek private-sector job

TOWSON - Speaking out for the first time since her recent transfer, Robin L. Churchill, former chief financial officer of the Baltimore County school system, said yesterday that she will pursue a job in the private sector.

On Wednesday, Churchill announced her resignation, effective June 30. Until then, Churchill said, she will work for the school system in an unspecified position. "There are plenty of things to finish up," she said. Churchill said she wanted to give the Board of Education advance notice that she would leave so they could find a replacement.

Superintendent Joe A. Hairston transferred Churchill out of the financial officer's position last week. He has declined to explain why.

Maiden Choice School to reopen this morning

ARBUTUS - Maiden Choice School, which serves special education students, will reopen this morning.

Officials closed the school, at 4901 Shelbourne Road, early yesterday morning because of a broken water pipe, county schools spokeswoman Marjorie A. Hampson said.

Workers completed repairs and cleaned the area yesterday.

In Baltimore City

Two arrested in death of Baltimore County man

Two men have been arrested in the death of a Baltimore County man last month in Southwest Baltimore, a city police spokeswoman said.

Tyron Rich, 19, and David Rich, 25, both of the 700 block of N. Woodington Road, were arrested Tuesday at an apartment in the 4700 block of Wakefield Road in Southwest Baltimore, Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes said. They had been charged in warrants with first-degree murder in the death of Antonio Parsons, 38, of the 9700 block of Branchleigh Road, Randallstown.

Parsons was fatally stabbed during an altercation with two men Dec. 20 in the 4000 block of Cranston Ave. The suspects, whose relationship was not immediately known, were being held at Central Booking and Intake Center, Cook-Hayes said.

Police seek information on fatal shooting of man

Police were investigating yesterday the shooting death of a 19-year-old Baltimore man on Wednesday.

Corey Chiles of the 500 block of Dolphin St. was found by officers about 8 p.m. in the 500 block of W. Preston St. with a gunshot wound. Chiles was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

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