Arundel Digest


November 21, 2003

Glen Burnie man, 42, dies from injuries sustained in crash

A 42-year-old Glen Burnie man who crashed his girlfriend's car after the two had an argument Nov. 3 died of serious head injuries Tuesday night, Anne Arundel County police said.

Harry Fred Dennler Jr. was critically injured when the 1994 Chevrolet Blazer he was driving smashed into a house and through several chain-link fences in Brooklyn Park. A pole from one of those fences struck Dennler in the head, police said.

The accident occurred when Dennler swerved to avoid striking a car on Townsend Avenue and lost control.

Dennler was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he spent about two weeks in critical condition before he died.

@SUBHEDInmate pleads guilty to kidnapping woman

An Anne Arundel County jail inmate who forced a county employee to drive him to Baltimore in April pleaded guilty yesterday to kidnapping.

Derrico Dorsey, who was serving a one-year sentence for assault, held a sharp object to the throat of the woman driving him to his work-release job in Annapolis, prosecutors said. The Catonsville man had been serving a one-year sentence at the Ordnance Road Correctional Center in Glen Burnie for assault.

Dorsey told the employee to drive him to his grandmother's house in Baltimore, prosecutors said.

In Baltimore, the employee swerved her vehicle and bumped into the cruiser of a city police officer, prosecutors said. Dorsey jumped out of the car, but the officer caught him after a six-block foot pursuit. Police found a thin, plastic piece of door molding, which they believe he used as a weapon.

The employee was not injured during the hourlong incident. Dorsey will be sentenced in December.

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