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07-26-03: Escapee's brother charged
The Daily Standard
    Celina Police charged an escaped prisoner's brother and a friend with obstruction charges Friday, while the felon himself remains at-large.
    As of The Daily Standard's press time Friday night, police have yet to catch-up with former Celina resident Brian Anderson, 22, who is wanted for breaking out of the Taylor County Jail in Perry, Fla., with another inmate on Wednesday.
    On Thursday afternoon Celina and other police departments had a three-hour manhunt looking for Anderson after a Celina Police K-9 unit caught his accomplice, Harvey Scott Jordan, of Perry, Fla., in a foot chase near Grove Street.
    The two apparently drove to Celina in a stolen Geo Prism after breaking out of the county jail. Officers chased the two after they fled the vehicle on Grove Street.
    Anderson's younger brother, Daniel T. Anderson, 19, and Christina R. Temple, 18, apparently tried to lead police in the wrong direction Thursday.
    Celina Police Chief Dave Slusser said in a news release that Daniel Anderson and Temple also withheld information on Brian Anderson's whereabouts and placed a false telephone call to the police about Brian Anderson's location.
    Daniel Anderson was charged Friday with obstruction of justice, a fifth-degree felony. Temple was charged with obstruction of official business, a second-degree misdemeanor.
    Both appeared in court Friday. Daniel Anderson was released after a family member posted 10 percent of a $5,000 bond. Temple was released on an unsecured $5,000 bond.
    "Celina Police Department ... is continuing their search for Brian Anderson, who is still believed to be in the area. Family, friends and acquaintances of Brian Anderson should understand that Anderson is a wanted felon. If they are found harboring or assisting him in his attempts to flee from law enforcement, they will face similar charges," the release states.
    Anderson was in jail in Florida on eight counts of burglary, two counts of grand theft and eights counts of criminal mischief as well as providing false information to authorities. Jordan was being held on numerous charges including multiple grand thefts, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, illegal possession of a handcuff key and residential burglary.


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