Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

Baltimore & Region

October 27, 2005|By RICHARD IRWIN

2 Md. agencies probe escape

While police continued to hunt yesterday for an accused killer who fled his guards Tuesday evening at Mercy Medical Center, two state agencies were investigating the escape and whether the fugitive had been aided in any way, authorities said.

Corey Antwon McMillon, 28, of the 2000 block of Ruxton Ave. was awaiting trial on a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting April 1 of Jamel S. Clair, 18, in the 2000 block of E. North Ave. McMillon was awaiting medical treatment and was in the custody of at least one officer assigned to the Baltimore City Detention Center when he left a hospital bathroom about 5:30 p.m. and assaulted a guard, authorities said.

McMillon - a previously convicted felon also awaiting trial Nov. 16 on drug and attempted murder charges - grabbed a set of blue hospital scrubs and fled the hospital, authorities said.

Barbara Cooper, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, said the state police and her agency are leading the investigation and that no information - other than any report of a capture - would be forthcoming.

Matt Jablow, chief spokesman for the city police, said a reward was being offered for information leading to McMillon's capture, but he did not know the amount.

Man beaten with bat dies

A man severely beaten with a baseball bat Monday night outside his Southeast Baltimore home has died at Johns Hopkins Hospital, city police said.

Nelson Urbina, 24, was found about 8 p.m. Monday lying on the front steps of his home in the 6500 block of Brown Ave. in O'Donnell Heights by officers responding to a reported assault, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. Urbina died about 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

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