Student charged in shooting is released to father

December 07, 1991|By Kris Antonelli

The 19-year-old Glen Burnie man accused in the shooting of a Meade High School student that led to the postponement of several high school basketball games in Anne Arundel County, was released to his father yesterday after a District Court hearing in Annapolis.

Purnell Carter, who was freed on a $15,000 signature bond, is charged with handgun violations and the attempted murder of Delonte Dwayne Morsell, 17, on Sunday.

Thomas Carter asked Judge Clayton Greene Jr. to release his son so the young man could continue to attend classes at Bowie State University. Judge Greene agreed, provided Purnell Carter appears for trial and does not attend any high school sporting events without his father, among other conditions.

Mr. Carter, of the 200 block Warfield Road, is a former basketball and football player at the old Andover High School that is now known as North County High School.

Basketball games at North County and Meade high schools scheduled for this weekend were postponed Thursday after police received a telephone threat that Mr. Carter would be shot during the varsity boy's basketball game scheduled for yesterday at North County High School.

According to charging documents, the shooting occurred while Mr. Morsell was walking with a group of friends to a dance at the Pumphrey Recreation Center on Belle Grove Road. Mr. Carter, who was with another group, is alleged to have shot Mr. Morsell in the back.

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