Arundel inmate is accused of using identification from another to leave jail

April 07, 2004|By Jason Song | Jason Song,SUN STAFF

Anne Arundel County police are seeking a 21-year-old inmate who they say used another prisoner's identity to escape from the Jennifer Road Detention Center on Monday night.

Bryan Wilson of the 1600 block of Manning Road in Glen Burnie had been arrested Sunday on charges of felony theft, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia, and making a false statement to police, according to authorities. At a court hearing Monday night, Wilson could not pay his bail.

Robert Grim, who lives in the same home as Wilson and also faced drug charges, was at the same bail review hearing and posted his $5,530 bail, according to court documents. But Wilson obtained Grim's jail-issued identification and was apparently able to pass several security checkpoints even though guards checked his photo identification.

Robert J. Baker, the head detention center supervisor, said Wilson is about 6 feet tall with blond hair. Grim is about 5 foot, 8 inches with black hair.

"We have an elaborate check-and-balance system, and we're investigating what went wrong," he said.

Grim, who reported the incident about half an hour after Wilson escaped, was released.

Baker said it was unclear if anyone assisted Wilson. "Is this a conspiracy? We're investigating," Baker said.

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