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Keyword: kidnapping

UPDATE (July 10, 2020 10:05 a.m.):

James A. Lloyd has been formally charged with extortion and kidnapping and is held on no bond status at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into this case.

Original Release (July 9, 2020 9:50 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police detectives obtained and served an arrest warrant this evening for James Lloyd, 45-years-old, from the 2000 blk of Emmanuel Court, 21207. He is currently a Sergeant with the Baltimore City Police Department.

Detectives received information about a dispute involving a home improvement job involving Lloyd, who hired the victim to complete a project at his home. When Lloyd became unsatisfied with the work, he approached the victim and demanded a refund. During the dispute, the suspect identified himself as a police officer. At one point Lloyd made the victim get into his car with him and go to a bank to get a certified check for an agreed amount of refund. The victim stated he was in fear of being arrested and complied with Lloyd's demands. 

James Lloyd is currently in custody awaiting a bail hearing. Baltimore City Police Internal Affairs is also conducting an administrative investigation into the matter.   

Updated Release: 6/20/18 9:00 a.m.

Baltimore County Police are releasing the name of the suspect responsible for the kidnapping on June 15. Laronica Shertice Gorham (30) of the 3700-block of 1st Street, SE Washington, DC 20032, has been charged with kidnapping. Gorham is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Release: 6/18/18 10:30 a.m.

On June 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to the parking lot of a business located in the 100-block of Back River Neck Road, 21221 for a fight call. When officers arrived at the scene, they learned of a kidnapping. The victim’s mother told police that she was watching her son play outside their home in the 1600-block of Renaissance Drive, 21221, when she went inside the garage of the house to get a toy for her son. The mother heard the scooter that her son was riding, hit the ground and quickly began to look for her son.

Several neighbors came to the mother’s aid, and told her that they saw a woman grab the 4-year-old victim in a “bear hug” and walk away with the child towards Back River Neck Road. The neighbors and mother were able to find the woman in the 100-block of Back River Neck Road still holding the boy. The suspect refused to release the child and the neighbors struggled with the woman to release the child. Eventually, the group was able to get the child back to his mother. During the incident, the 4-year-old did suffer minor injuries. Police verified that the suspect is not known by the victim or his mother.

The suspect is in custody but has not been formally charged with kidnapping as of this morning. Her information will be provided once she has been charged with the incident.

Original release (December 9, 2016  7:44 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a November 5 kidnapping and attempted robbery.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., a 34-year-old woman was in the parking lot of the Babies-R-Us in the 1200 block of Putty Hill Avenue 21286. She was putting her one-year-old daughter and two-month-old son into her car when the suspect approached her. The suspect told her that he had a gun and threatened to shoot her if she screamed. The suspect told the victim to get in the car and they drove from the parking lot.

As they drove away, the suspect told the woman to go to the bank and she told him that her wife had all the credit cards. The suspect had her to drive back to the parking lot where they waited for the woman’s wife. When the woman’s wife came up to the vehicle, the woman told her that the suspect needed money. The suspect then became involved in an altercation with the woman’s wife and later ran away without taking anything.

Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt.

Detectives had a composite sketch of the suspect done.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

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

    

     

     

  

 

 

 

    

    

    

    

   

    

   

  

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017