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Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 59-year-old man with various illnesses.

William Charles Ellis, of the unit block of Sudbrook Lane in Pikesville, was last seen on August 27 around 11:20 a.m. in the 9100 block of Franklin Square Drive, 21237, in Precinct 9/White Marsh. Ellis requires medication for multiple ailments.

He is described as a white male, 6’0” tall, 270 pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing green scrubs and a black medical boot on one foot. He may use a walker.

Police have information that Ellis took a cab to the BWI Airport, which he is known to visit. Police at BWI Airport have been notified. He also is known to frequent the area around his Pikesville home and White Marsh Mall.

Anyone with information about William Ellis is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020

UPDATE (August 27  1:20 p.m.):

Brandon Michael Herold has been arrested on a bail revocation warrant for a case in 2014. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

UPDATE (August 26  2:33 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has arrested 47-year-old Harry Anthony Herold. He is charged on three separate arrest warrants with offenses that include first-degree assault, witness intimidation, and theft. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

One of the arrest warrants was obtained by one of the victims in the original assault on August 16.

Police have been looking into events in the Rosedale neighborhood ever since the original incident. No reports of persons waiving a confederate flag in the neighborhood have been received since that time.

Extra patrols are continuing.

Anyone with information on the neighborhood can call the White Marsh Precinct at 410-887-5000.

Original release (August 22  12:21 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a Rosedale man in connection with a fight which left a man injured.

Just after noon on August 16, police responded to the 8000 block of Duvall Avenue 21237 for a report of an assault. When officer arrived on the scene, they encountered a large group of people who pointed them to where a victim and suspect were.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that the suspect had been riding a bike with a confederate flag on it around 11 a.m. At noon, the suspect became involved in an argument with the first victim. The suspect then waived a knife at the first victim and stated “I’m gonna kill you.” The suspect and the first victim began to fight. The second victim saw the fight, and came outside to break it up. The suspect began swinging a knife at the second victim. The second victim put up his arm to block the knife and was cut. The suspect then got into a white van and left the area.

The second victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The first victim was slightly injured and was not transported to a medical facility.

The second suspect, who had already been located, was taken into custody.

On August 17 at approximately 12:20 p.m., the suspect’s father was seen in the front yard of the first victim. The complainant stated that he was looking at the window that the complainant was looking out of. The suspect’s father left but later returned to the area and was looking at several houses. He was later seen driving down the street pointing at two witnesses’ homes.

After consultation with the State’s Attorney’s Office, officers obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect father. The suspect’s father was taken into custody on August 19.

The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Brandon Michael Herold of the 1100 block of Chesaco Avenue 21237. He was charged with first-degree assault, dangerous weapon, and related charges. He was later released on his own recognizance by the District Court.

The suspect’s father has been identified as 47-year-old Harry Anthony Herold of the 1100 block of Chesaco Avenue 21237. He was charged with trespassing - peeping tom and related charges. He was released on $35,000 bail by the District Court.

The suspect and both victims in the assault on August 16 are white males.

Police have been in close contact with victims and witnesses since the incident and have increased the frequency of patrols in the area.

Anyone with information can call the White Marsh precinct at 410-887-5000.

Booking Photograph of Brandon Michael Herold

Booking Photograph of Harry Anthony Herold

UPDATE (July 24  1:47 p.m.):

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Travis Bryan Durant of the unit block of Emelia Woods Ct 21206.

Original release (July 24  8:26 a.m.):

Just after midnight, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the Unit block of Emelia Woods Ct 21206 for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male sitting in a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The male was taken to an area hospital where he was later declared deceased.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine of this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

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