Jamaican Charged With Endangerment

Police Beat

April 26, 1992

A Jamaican national who may be in the United States illegally has been charged with threatening to kill a Severn man by pointing a gun athis head.

Evon George Gooden, 39, of Towson, was charged with assault with intent to murder, reckless endangerment and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Police said Gooden struck Anthony Peter Lopez, 34, in front of his home in the 8600 block of Pioneer Drive at about 1:20 Wednesday afternoon. Lopez was struck from behind with a hard object.

When Lopez turned around, police said, Gooden pointed a handgun at Lopez's head and threatened him.

After a brief fight, Gooden drove off, police said.

A few minutes later, a county undercover narcotics detective driving an unmarked police cruiser saw the suspect's car and followed it into Baltimore, where city police pulled the car over and arrested Gooden.

Police said they found a .38-caliber handgun in the car. Police did not have information on Gooden's prior conviction.

Authorities said the man had been deported from the United States "and is possibly in the country illegally."

Lopez was not seriously injured and did not need medical attention, according to the police report.


A 32-year-old Annapolis man was charged Thursday evening with exposing himself to a group of children between the ages of 5 and 17, police said.

Christopher Dean Gray, of the 3200 block of Riva Road, was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. when neighbors from Cove and Primrose streets complained that hehad accosted the children, city police said.

A 17-year-old told police that Gray had asked a 5-year-old if she wanted to have sex withhim. He then allegedly unbuttoned his pants in front of the group, police said.

He was charged with indecent exposure and violating the city's open container law for carrying a vodka bottle in his pants,police said.

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