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December 23, 1990


State Police are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found Thursday in the woods off Shot Town Road in Arnold.

Police have not been able to identify the man, who was shot once in the head. An autopsy was conducted Friday at the State Medical Examiner's office in Baltimore.

State Police Sgt. Dave Michael said a witness told authorities the man was shot Wednesday while sitting in his pickup truck on the shoulder of Interstate 97 around 9 p.m., about two miles north of U.S. 50.

Michael said the witness, who "is not a suspect at this time," told police he was driving home with the victim when another car started honking for him to pull over.

The witness told police he stopped his truck, then saw the victim and another man get into an argument. The witness ran into the woods when he saw a gun, then returned to the truck when he heard a shot ring out.

Michael said the witness found the body in his truck and drove the truck to the woods near Shot Town Road, where he dumped the body. The witness decided to come to the police station at the urging of his father, Michael said.

Michael said the body was found in the woods about one mile north of U.S. 50 and about 60 yards from Shot Town Road.

He said the body is that of a Jamaican, in his mid 20s and wearing designer clothes. No identification was found.


A North Carolina man was arrested Wednesday in the parking lot of My Place Lounge in Odenton after, police said, they found crack cocaine in his pockets.

Christopher Glen Lewis, 19, a student who lives in Whiteville, was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute.

Police report officers saw two men exchange packets at about 1:20 a.m., and saw one of the men put a packet in his jacket pocket. Police say they found 10 bags of crack cocaine.


A 50-year-old woman had her purse, containing a $7,000 ring, stolen from her Wednesday night in the parking lot of Patriots Plaza in Pasadena.

Police say Constance Monroe, of Millersville, was searching for an item in her trunk at about 8:40 p.m. when a man ran up and snatched her purse, pulling her to the ground. She told police she yelled for help, but no one came.

Patriots Plaza, formerly Jumpers Mall, is at Ritchie Highway and Jumpers Hole Road.

In addition to $70, Monroe told police the purse contained a -karat ruby and diamond ring with a gold band, valued at $7,000.

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