Police arrest suspect in Carroll abduction


December 09, 2006|By LAURA MCCANDLISH

Police arrested one man in Baltimore County and are searching for another in connection with an armed robbery Thursday night in which two men invaded a Carroll County home and kidnapped the homeowner's 25-year-old son.

According to police, the two men broke into the Eldersburg home just after 9 p.m., threatened the homeowner's other son, daughter and the daughter's fiance and then restrained them with handcuffs and duct tape. When the 25-year-old son returned to the home in the 2000 block of Sunset Drive he also was handcuffed.

Police said one of the men then drove the 25-year-old to a Randallstown check-cashing and bail bonds business in the 8100 block of Liberty Road, where he worked, and forced him inside at gunpoint.

Baltimore County police rescued the victim at the Liberty Road business after receiving a tip from his family. Arrested fleeing the scene was Ronald J. Presco, 36, of the 3000 block of Arunah Ave. in Baltimore, police said.

The second assailant fled the Eldersburg home before state police arrived.

State police from the Westminster barracks declined to release the names of the victim and the second suspect.

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