Boy, 16, ordered held without bond in fatal stabbing

November 08, 1992

A 16-year-old Millersville boy charged with killing another youth in an argument over a bicycle tire was ordered held without bond Friday after a hearing in Anne Arundel Circuit Court.

Steven C. Barrett Jr., of the 8300 block of Brookwood Road, is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing during an argument in front of an Elvaton Acres home.

Charles H. Cross, 16, of the 8300 block of Oakwood Road, died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police said the Barrett youth, his sister Jenny, and his girlfriend, Wendy Rice, were in the Rice home in the 200 block of Poplar Road about 7:50 p.m. Oct. 6 when Ms. Rice went outside to talk to young Cross.

He said that someone had let the air out of his bike tires when the Barrett youth came outside. The boys fought, and young Cross was stabbed, police said.

Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. Friday refused a request to set a bond.

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