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ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY --

December 30, 1992

Man arrested in Moreland's Store theft

A Lothian man was arrested yesterday in connection with an armed robbery at the Moreland's Store on Route 108 in Lothian.

Police said they charged Earl Lionel Franklin, 30, of the 1200 block of Marlboro Road, with armed robbery and a handgun violation. He was arrested at his home, where police said they found evidence allegedly connecting him to the robbery.

Another man, Darryl Renee Coates, 31, also of the 1200 block of Marlboro Road, was questioned after the robbery and detained on a warrant for a violation of probation charge in Prince George's County. He was turned over to police there.

Anne Arundel police said a man walked into the small country store about 11 a.m. yesterday flashing a small handgun and demanding money. When his victim handed over an undetermined amount of cash, the man fled to a waiting car driven by another man.

The victim copied the license number of the car and gave it to police, who stopped the car minutes later and questioned Mr. Coates, who pointed officers to Mr. Franklin.

Man, 30, accused of choking girlfriend

A 30-year-old Davidsonville man was charged after his girlfriend claimed he tried to choke her during a fight in their home Monday evening.

Investigators said the man was trying to reconcile with his girlfriend, Dixie Lee Perry, 36, at their house in the 2300 block of Priest Bridge Road about 6 p.m., but she refused to talk to him.

Officers said Ms. Perry told them the man used a rope to try to choke her, then slapped her in the face before she passed out.

When she regained consciousness, Ms. Perry went to the Priest Bridge shopping center to call police. She was taken to the Bowie Health Center, where she was treated and released.

Her boyfriend, Francis Elroy Young, of the Priest Bridge Road address, was charged with assault with intent to murder and assault and battery.

Heritage Court man reports carjacking

Annapolis police are investigating a reported carjacking early Monday. Frederick W. Craddock of Heritage Court walked into a 7-Eleven at Forest Drive and Bywater Road about 2 a.m. and told a police officer, who was drinking coffee there, that his car had been stolen at gunpoint.

He claimed two men and a woman, wearing dark clothes and ski masks, had pointed a gun at him as he was about to pull out of his driveway and demanded his car, police said. The car, a 1987 Mercury Cougar, was found a short distance away, parked behind a trash bin.

$350 in cash missing from ornament shop

A Christmas ornament shop on Annapolis' Main Street was burglarized over the holidays, city police said.

The owner of Christmas Spirit reported to police Sunday morning that thieves had broken into the shop during the night and stolen $350 from two cash registers, police said.

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