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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff Writer | January 22, 1993
Dontay Carter returned to the trial table yesterday, wearing leg irons and surrounded by correctional officers in a courtroom with no windows.In another change since his last court appearance -- and disappearance -- Carter did not ask to be taken from the courtroom to the bathroom, the official in charge of security reported. Had nature called on Carter, he would have been taken to a toilet in a lockup "which is extremely secure," said Frank Mazzone, assistant commissioner for the state Division of Correction.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN REPORTER | October 29, 2007
A man who confessed to fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, a Coppin State University student, slipped his handcuffs while being treated at Mercy Medical Center, fought with a police officer, and dived out a window yesterday, plunging 10 stories to his death, city police said. Damon D. Smith, 27, was pronounced dead about 11:30 a.m., after hospital staff brought him to Mercy's emergency room. Smith had been detained since Friday afternoon in connection with the homicide of Veronica Fludd, 26, who was found fatally stabbed in her home earlier that day. Smith confessed to killing her, police said.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,sun reporter | December 19, 2006
Keith Ray has been in jail since July, after city police detectives arrested and charged him with a string of brazen carjackings across Central and North Baltimore. But yesterday, Ray dashed out of the downtown courthouse a free man -- albeit for a few moments. After his case was postponed, Ray was being escorted by corrections officers when he somehow slipped out of his leg irons and one of his handcuffs, breaking free, officials said. With a pair of handcuffs dangling from his right wrist, the detainee barreled down several flights of stairs from the fourth floor and fled onto St. Paul Street about 11:30 a.m., officials said.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,sun reporter | December 19, 2006
Keith Ray has been in jail since July, after city police detectives arrested and charged him with a string of brazen carjackings across Central and North Baltimore. But yesterday, Ray dashed out of the downtown courthouse a free man -- albeit for a few moments. After his case was postponed, Ray was being escorted by corrections officers when he somehow slipped out of his leg irons and one of his handcuffs, breaking free, officials said. With a pair of handcuffs dangling from his right wrist, the detainee barreled down several flights of stairs from the fourth floor and fled onto St. Paul Street about 11:30 a.m., officials said.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2005
A Howard County Detention Center detainee who escaped last month from Howard County General Hospital was left alone briefly in a bathroom, where he slipped out of leg irons and fled through an adjoining door. About 7 a.m. Dec. 31, Jejuan D. Griffin, who was restrained in leg irons, asked a correctional officer to be allowed to use the bathroom, said Victoria Goodman, a county government spokeswoman. The officer "made an error in judgment by partially closing the bathroom door (for privacy reasons)
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By Joel McCord and Joel McCord,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 29, 1990
ANNAPOLIS -- The Court of Appeals upheld yesterday the death sentence of Flint Gregory Hunt, who gunned down Baltimore police Officer Vincent J. Adolfo in an alley in 1985.Officer Adolfo was shot twice as he tried to arrest Hunt after Hunt fled from a stolen car into an East Baltimore alleyway.The ruling marks the second time Maryland's highest court has reviewed Hunt's sentence. It upheld his conviction but vacated the death sentence in 1988, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that testimony from a victim's family about its anguish could not be permitted in a sentencing hearing.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | June 6, 1995
Two Baltimore City correctional officers may be fired after an inmate under their supervision escaped early yesterday while being transferred in leg irons, handcuffs and a waist chain.Raymond Joseph Bell, 40, who was being held on drug charges, was among 12 inmates being moved from the city's overcrowded Detention Center to the Northwestern District police station about 3:15 a.m. yesterday. He was to be returned to the Detention Center later in the day, said Barbara Cooper, spokeswoman for the Division of Pretrial Detention and Services.
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By Sandy Banisky and Sandy Banisky,Staff Writer | January 19, 1993
Gov. William Donald Schaefer ordered "a full investigation into Dontay Carter's escape from a Baltimore courthouse yesterday and vowed to fire any corrections worker found negligent in guarding the 19-year-old convicted killer.Mr. Schaefer, who spent the day in Pittsburgh, landed at Baltimore-Washington International Airport just after 5 p.m. to be greeted with news of Carter's jump through a bathroom window.Already, the phones in the State House were ringing with calls from citizens angry and worried that Carter -- convicted in a murder and two kidnappings and on trial for a third abduction -- was back on the streets."
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | October 16, 1992
Four state prison inmates, including one serving 23 years for armed robbery and another serving 20 years for attempted murder, were sentenced yesterday for trying to escape from a cell at the Circuit Courthouse in Annapolis last December.Terry Love, 22, of Pasadena, and Baltimore residents Thomas Wallace, 26, Nicholas Fletcher, 40, and Curtis Wright, 26, pleaded guilty yesterday to attempted escape.Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. sentenced Wallace, Love and Fletcher to nine months each, to be served in addition to their current sentences.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Evening Sun Staff | September 10, 1991
The son of former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young is charging that officers of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington yanked him from his car and severely beat him during an incident early Sunday, his attorney says.Andrew Young Jr., 18, a freshman at Howard University, told attorney Charles Jerome Ware yesterday that five or six officers attacked him near the university and broke his leg.The attorney, who practices in Columbia and Washington, said he expects Young to file police brutality charges against the officers this week with the District's civilian complaint review board.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 23, 2005
A 20-year-old man who had been on the run since eluding authorities on New Year's Eve at Howard County General Hospital was fatally shot Friday night when he used a car to try to run over several officers during a raid, Howard County police said. Officers located Jejuan Deon Griffin earlier in the day at the Copper Stallion Motel in the 7600 block of Washington Blvd. in Elkridge. County detectives and members of a tactical unit returned about 10 p.m. to arrest him. Griffin, who had lived at various addresses in Laurel, was killed a short time later as he tried to run over several officers, police said.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2005
A Howard County Detention Center detainee who escaped last month from Howard County General Hospital was left alone briefly in a bathroom, where he slipped out of leg irons and fled through an adjoining door. About 7 a.m. Dec. 31, Jejuan D. Griffin, who was restrained in leg irons, asked a correctional officer to be allowed to use the bathroom, said Victoria Goodman, a county government spokeswoman. The officer "made an error in judgment by partially closing the bathroom door (for privacy reasons)
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By ROB KASPER | January 26, 2002
I HAVE a bad case of ice envy. Yesterday as I scanned the weather forecasts from cities around the globe, I got jealous when I saw that the folks in Fairbanks, Alaska (11 below zero), probably have ice coating on their car windshields this morning. I have been feeling chippy since last week, when I started packing an ice-busting piece of business named the IceDozer. It brings a no-nonsense, three-pronged attack to the task, indeed the civic duty, of clearing ice off your windshield. It has been available to the general public for only two weeks.
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By Michael Olesker | August 31, 1999
IT WAS GLORIOUS morning across the greater Baltimore area yesterday, with children headed off to the first day of school, and it was the usual midnight in the basement of the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse, where one more round of boys in handcuffs and leg irons was marched into the juvenile lockup.A couple of them struggled to hold up their pants with their elbows as they walked up steps leading to a big holding cell. Their belts had been taken away. Behind them, down a darkened corridor, benches were filled with more kids in trouble, and with those parents who'd bothered to accompany them, all of them spilled over from a big room, No. 125, that was filled with young people.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | April 22, 1999
THE DAY before the bloodshed at Columbine High School in Colorado, there was this schoolboy scene in Maryland: Carroll County deputy sheriffs arrested a diminutive fourth-grader and took him away in handcuffs and leg irons.We have learned to fear our children until further notice.Just hours before the shootings in Littleton, Colo., left 15 dead and 23 wounded Tuesday, there was the 10-year-old at the Carroll County Courthouse, waiting to see a juvenile court master, with his father, declaring, "When they arrested him, they put him in shackles, and he's crying, 'Please, Dad, help me, Dad,' and there's nothing I can do. He didn't kill nobody, he didn't rob nobody."
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By Jim Haner and Jim Haner,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1995
A Circuit Court jury exonerated a rookie police officer in the 1993 fatal shooting of a fleeing prisoner yesterday. But the jurors said that the Baltimore Police Department bears much of the responsibility for the death of Ralnd lapses in judgment by police supervisors set in motion a chain of events that ended in tragedy for Mr. Lemon and Officer Darlene Early."
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By Jim Haner and Jim Haner,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1995
Raleigh D. Lemon Jr. should not be dead.So say two witnesses who testified yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court, where the family of Mr. Lemon is suing a city police officer for shooting the 32-year-old construction worker and father of three in the back and killing him.The witnesses were a former Washington police chief testifying as a paid expert for the plaintiffs and a security guard who saw Officer Darlene Early pull the trigger.The former chief said lax policies and lapses in judgment by Baltimore police commanders created a situation that was ripe for disaster long before the fatal shot was fired.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 23, 2005
A 20-year-old man who had been on the run since eluding authorities on New Year's Eve at Howard County General Hospital was fatally shot Friday night when he used a car to try to run over several officers during a raid, Howard County police said. Officers located Jejuan Deon Griffin earlier in the day at the Copper Stallion Motel in the 7600 block of Washington Blvd. in Elkridge. County detectives and members of a tactical unit returned about 10 p.m. to arrest him. Griffin, who had lived at various addresses in Laurel, was killed a short time later as he tried to run over several officers, police said.
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By Jim Haner and Jim Haner,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1995
Raleigh D. Lemon Jr. should not be dead.So say two witnesses who testified yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court, where the family of Mr. Lemon is suing a city police officer for shooting the 32-year-old construction worker and father of three in the back and killing him.The witnesses were a former Washington police chief testifying as a paid expert for the plaintiffs and a security guard who saw Officer Darlene Early pull the trigger.The former chief said lax policies and lapses in judgment by Baltimore police commanders created a situation that was ripe for disaster long before the fatal shot was fired.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | June 6, 1995
Two Baltimore City correctional officers may be fired after an inmate under their supervision escaped early yesterday while being transferred in leg irons, handcuffs and a waist chain.Raymond Joseph Bell, 40, who was being held on drug charges, was among 12 inmates being moved from the city's overcrowded Detention Center to the Northwestern District police station about 3:15 a.m. yesterday. He was to be returned to the Detention Center later in the day, said Barbara Cooper, spokeswoman for the Division of Pretrial Detention and Services.
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