Spatting Couple Rat On Each Other

October 24, 1991|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,Staff writer

She said he was wanted for beating her. He said she was peddling drugs with a neighbor. And the police said they were both right.

The confusion started at about 1:15 a.m. yesterday when Brenda Nolan, 34,called police. She said her boyfriend had arrived home drunk and wasthrowing things around.

When officers Gary Thorn and Michael Edmonson arrived at the second-floor apartment in the 5100 block of Brookwood Road, they found Nolan fighting with her boyfriend, Calvin Jerry Taylor, 33.

As Thornand Edmonson tried to quiet the pair, Nolan told the officers that Taylor was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant. She said he was charged with beating her up in February.

Thorn and Edmonson checked department records and found she was right.

Responding in kind, Taylor told the officers that Nolan was involved in dealing drugs with a woman who lived in the apartment below.

He showed the officers abag of marijuana, police said.

Because the drugs were in their apartment, the officers charged both Nolan and Taylor with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Meanwhile, the officers saw a woman who lived on the first floor leave and then come back. They searched the apartment and found a small amount of marijuana, pills and drug paraphernalia, along with $11,000, police said.

Jana Marlen Cumming, 28, who lives in the apartment, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, police said.

A 14-year-old girl who was inthe apartment with Taylor and Nolan also was charged with possessionof marijuana.

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