Police Beat


October 02, 1990


Two people were injured after a New Carrollton man wanted on assault charges for beating his wife reportedly led police on a 15-mile chase thorough south county Sunday afternoon.

Larry Donnell Nicholson, 35, of the 5500 block Karen Elaine Drive, was charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and hit and run, county police said.

He also was charged with assault and battery, destruction and breaking and entering, Annapolis police said. He was being held yesterday in the County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.

Annapolis police said the incident began about 12:30 p.m. when Nicholson arrived at a home in the 900 block of Royal Street and began arguing with his wife, Barbara.

Police report Nicholson punched his wife, then picked up a glass jar and hit her in the back of the head.

Another woman in the home, Debra Garnett, tried to break up the fight and Larry Nicholson punched her, the charging document reported. Nicholson then got into his truck and hit Garnett's car, the report said.

A county police officer at Forest Drive and Route 2 about 1 p.m. tried to stop the truck for having a cracked windshield. But Nicholson continued, crossing the South River Bridge into Edgewater, county police said.

He then ran off Route 2 and crashed into a tan Chevrolet Citation in a gas station parking lot. Helen Ann Hamor, 34, of Edgewater, was treated and released at Anne Arundel Medical Center for her injuries.

Nicholson then got back onto Route 2, ran a red light at the Route 214 intersection and began passing cars on the shoulder of the road, county police said.

He was caught after turning west on Route 408, when his truck overturned after hitting a Dodge and injuring 78-year-old Marion Horrell of Clinton.

She was listed in stable condition yesterday at Prince George's Hospital Center.


A 27-year-old Ohio man was killed Saturday after his car was hit by another car in South County.

Police said Michael P. Kearney, of Geneva, Ohio, was taken to the Prince George's Hospital Center and pronounced dead after the 8:20 p.m. accident.

Kearney was driving north on Route 2 near Route 258, police reported, when his car was hit broadside by another car that had run a red light while heading east on Route 258.

No charges have been placed.


County police are investigating an armed robbery at Greenway Bowl in Glen Burnie Sunday.

A man walked up to the counter of the bowling alley in the first block of Crain Highway at about 12:31 a.m., with his right hand in his pocket, and said he had a gun, police said. He told the clerk he "wanted all the money," police said.

The clerk gave the man money, and he left the bowling alley.

The robber was described as a white man, about 5-foot-5, about 40 years old, with brown hair and wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.