2 Charged In Assault On Hillsmere Party-goers

July 14, 1991|By Staff report

County police have arrested two more Annapolis men in connection with Sunday's melee in Hillsmere, in which a group twice attacked party-goers with bats, crowbars and hockey sticks.

Robert P. Ellis, 18, of the unit block of Gentry Court, was charged with three counts of assault with intent to maim, and an unnamed 17-year-old juvenile was charged with four counts of the same crime late Thursday.

Victims picked the suspects out of an Annapolis High School yearbook, police spokesman V. Richard Molloy said.

Ellis was being heldFriday on a $25,000 bond, and the juvenile was released to the custody of his parents. Charges are pending against two other juveniles and one other adult, who had not been located by Friday evening. One other juvenile from Annapolis High was arrested the night of the attack.

The State's Attorney's Office hasn't decided whether it will trythe juveniles as adults, a spokesman said.

The incident began at 1:15 Sunday morning when an off-duty police officer moonlighting as aHillsmere security guard broke up a fight at a house in the 100 block of Edgemere Drive.

The party-goers said a group of Annapolis High students crashed the gathering and began disrupting the party.

David Lindsey, 23, of the 10000 block of Fox Den Road, Ellicott City; Bruce Beardmore, 20, of the 8000 block of Mimico South, Millersville;and Elizabeth Seymore, 19, of the 300 block of Melvin Avenue, Annapolis, were injured and required medical treatment.

Officer Mark Camm reported that he ordered three party crashers to leave but did not make any arrests, a decision the families of the injured have questioned.

Victims said the party crashers returned at 3:15 a.m. with reinforcements and started "wilding," beating on people with bats, hockey sticks and a crowbar.

Kenneth Rudd, 25, was hit with a baseballbat, shattering bones in his face. Doctors implanted a permanent plate in his cheek Friday.

Police are still conducting an internal investigation into the handling of the incident.

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