Felony theft suspect Thomas Edward Maroney was apprehended Saturday morning in the North Point area, about 12 hours after he escaped on his way to Baltimore County Detention Center.

Nineteen-year-old Maroney, of the 7500 Block of Durwood Road, escaped from the Essex District Courthouse in the 8900 block of Kelso Drive shortly after 8 p.m. Friday. Baltimore County police said Friday that Maroney broke free from the private security officers, "took off running" and escaped custody.

He is charged with numerous misdemeanor property crimes and a felony theft charge.

The county uses a private company to handle bail review transports, police said. Det. Cathy Batton, a police spokeswoman, said she did not know if the man was handcuffed or restrained in some other way at the time of his escape.

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