Inmate captured 2 weeks after escape from detention...


September 25, 2001

Inmate captured 2 weeks after escape from detention center

An inmate who escaped two weeks ago from the county's Ordnance Road detention center was captured yesterday in West Baltimore, authorities said.

Damon Uriah Beatty, 21, of the Brooklyn section of Baltimore was serving 18 months for car theft and assault when he and two other inmates scaled a fence at the minimum-security jail, authorities said.

Two were captured within hours of the escape by county and state police. Beatty was arrested after he was found on a couch at a friend's house in the 3000 block of Georgetown Road, police said.

Beatty was charged with escape and was taken to a maximum-security lockup at the Jennifer Road detention center in Annapolis, authorities said.

Police said they are investigating whether anyone assisted Beatty while he was a fugitive.

Bus route to link BWI, Greenbelt Metro station

A bus route between Baltimore-Washington International Airport and the Greenbelt Metro station in Prince George's County is scheduled to go into service in January.

Buses from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which will seat up to 35 people with luggage, are scheduled to run from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. weekends, said Matt Diehl, a county spokesman.

A round-trip fare from BWI to most parts of Washington is expected to cost about $4. The service will be subsidized by a state grant of about $1 million, said County Councilwoman Pamela G. Beidle, who sponsored legislation clearing the way for the bus route.

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