A 42-year-old fugitive from Georgia was being held without bond yesterday at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center after he was apprehended at his Annapolis apartment by FBI agents and Annapolis police.
Dana Caro, special agent in charge of the Baltimore FBI office, said yesterday in a news release that agents apprehended Stephen Earl Brown at 10:40 p.m. Friday "for conspiracy to import a controlled substance . . . and unlawful flight to avoid confinement-escape."
Caro said $200,000 worth of cocaine and some high-grade marijuana had been seized from Brown's apartment along with a gun.
"Brown escaped from the Baker County jail in Baker County, Ga., in 1983, when he was freed by two men wielding sawed off shotguns who broke into the jail," said Lt. John Wright of the Annapolis police department. "He has been at large since then."
Wright said FBI sources indicated Brown was in the Annapolis area.
Brown was initially arrested outside Newton, Ga. in July 1983 for his alleged involvement in the importation of 352 pounds of cocaine, Caro said.
An Annapolis court commissioner ordered Brown held without bond, Caro said, adding Brown has been scheduled to appear before a U.S. magistrate on May 28 for a hearing.