Woodstock man charged with aiding Pa. fugitive

September 01, 2005

A Baltimore County man has been charged with helping a longtime friend elude a 3 1/2 -day police manhunt before it ended Monday when the fugitive killed himself in a state park in Howard County, according to state police and court records.

Everette Ray Taylor, 65, of the 2700 block of Hernwood Road in Woodstock was charged with two misdemeanor counts of harboring a fugitive and of hindering a police investigation.

Taylor is said to have picked up Michael Kenneth Voland Sr., 45, of Hanover, Pa., on Friday night at Route 97 and Buckhorn Road, near Berrett in Carroll County, while police in Maryland and Pennsylvania were searching for Voland.

A Carroll County District Court commissioner released Taylor without bail Tuesday night.

The manhunt for Voland began at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, after Pennsylvania state police went to his home in Pennsylvania to confiscate his guns in connection with a protective order obtained by his wife, a Pennsylvania resident, from whom he was separated, according to prosecutors and police.

When the Pennsylvania police arrived, Voland fled into Maryland in his 1987 Chevrolet truck, until it broke down in South Carroll, police said. The manhunt, led by state police at Westminster, soon centered on the Woodstock-Granite area in Baltimore County, near Patapsco Valley State Park.

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