BALTIMORE — 20-year-old is charged in death of older brother
A 20-year-old man was charged yesterday with first-degree murder and a handgun violation in the death of his older brother after an argument in the apartment they shared in the 1600 block of East Cold Spring Lane in Northeast Baltimore.
City police detective Dave Peckoo said Dwayne E. Taylor was in the Eastern District lockup last night awaiting a bail hearing. The victim, Bobby L. Taylor, 28, was found in a stairwell of the apartment building about 8 a.m. after the suspect telephoned police.
He told police that he saw three men drag his brother's body across a lawn and leave it in the stairwell. However, detectives said they determined that the victim was slain in the apartment during a heated argument.
The victim was shot numerous times with a .22-caliber rifle and then taken to the apartment stairwell, police said.
Police receive money forfeited in drug case
The Ocean City Police Department and the Worcester County Narcotics Task Force were the recipients yesterday of more than $24,000 forfeited in connection with a 1985 narcotics operation linking Maryland and Florida.
The Ocean City Police Department received the larger sum from the federal government -- $14,600 -- because it developed the initial information on the narcotics operation that resulted in 21 indictments, Sgt. Jay Hancock, a spokesman for the department, said.
The Worcester County task force received $9,700 for its part in the probe. Sergeant Hancock said the money was partial proceeds from the sale of Ocean Pines property belonging to Richard R. McCleary, who was one of the people indicted and convicted.
2 men arrested at war command post
Two men were arrested on trespassing charges after refusing to end their protest at Site R, the U.S. Department of Defense nuclear war command post.
The Rev. Gregory Wright, 43, of Hagerstown and James Small, 50, of Taneytown were released on $500 bond. They were arrested Sunday after refusing to obey a police order to leave, said Pennsylvania State Trooper Clifford Whitmoyer.
Mr. Wright and Mr. Small were among 35 anti-nuclear weapons demonstrators who held an all-night protest to mark the 46th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.
Peace groups have staged protests outside Site R, the bombproof underground command post the Pentagon would use in the event of nuclear war, for eight straight years.
Female inmates get help preparing for release
A Delaware prison mentor program that began with a small number of volunteers now has 135 recruits who help women inmates preparing to leave prison.
"We're growing and getting better," said Patricia Watson, director of Corrections Alternatives & Concepts Inc. in Smyrna, Del., the sponsors of the program.
The mentor program matches female volunteers and prisoners, who are counseled on problems they may face when returning to society.
The inmates are given advice on how to find a job, how to avoid drug abuse and how to handle domestic violence.
The program began in November 1990 with several women volunteers. About 45 of the 135 current volunteers have been matched with an inmate getting ready to leave prison.
FOR THE RECORD
Anne Arundel County Executive Robert R. Neall announced yesterday his first minority "cabinet" appointment since taking office last year. Beginning Sept. 13, Donald Tynes Sr., 49, of Baltimore will serve as the county's personnel officer. Mr. Tynes, who is black, is a University of Maryland employee and was formerly employed as deputy secretary of the state personnel department. Mr. Neall was criticized by a black political coalition three months ago for not hiring or promoting minorities.
* A Baltimore police helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing at 8:38 last night on a baseball diamond in Patterson Park, near Eastern and Linwood avenues. No one was injured and the craft was not badly damaged, police said. The pilot landed because he saw the main transmission warning light come on, they said. Helicopter power and repair crews towed the craft to Martin State Airport and were checking this morning for a possible transmission malfunction.