Hickey runaway is captured in city

Teen who had eluded police since July 31 escape is tracked to W. Baltimore rowhouse

August 24, 2007|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Sun reporter

A teenage inmate at the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School in Baltimore County who, along with another teen, escaped July 31 and had eluded capture by area police on at least one occasion, was arrested last night in West Baltimore without incident, said a state police spokesman.

Acting on information, police from the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force and state troopers assigned to the Fugitive Apprehension Unit based in Columbia, surrounded a rowhouse in the 600 block of N. Bentalou St. about 6:30 p.m., seeking Davon Julius, 16, of no fixed address, said Greg Shipley, the spokesman.

Shipley said that after police knocked on the door, Julius opened the door and was immediately taken into custody.

Last night, the teenager was being held at the task force's unit on West 29th Street, pending his return to a facility selected by state juvenile services officials.

Besides the escape charge, Julius is expected to be charged with assaulting two state troopers Wednesday night when he backed a Jeep Cherokee down an alley on Glennor Road near Mercy High School in Northeast Baltimore, trapping the troopers between the vehicle's open door and the door jam.

Neither officer was seriously injured.

When Julius sped off, State Police Sgt. Steve W. Dulski fired two shots at the vehicle, apparently missing his target.

Shipley said that while police watched the house on Bentalou Street last night before arresting Julius, other police were watching the Jeep found parked in the 2000 block of N. Charles St.

After Julius' arrest, the Jeep was taken to police headquarters for processing.

It was not known last night whether the Jeep had been stolen, Shipley said.

Justin A. Russell, 15, the other Hickey escapee, was arrested Aug. 10 while walking in the 3100 block of Sumter Ave. in Northwest Baltimore and was turned over to state juvenile authorities.

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