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ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY --

February 02, 1993

Man sentenced for shooting rival suitor

A 19-year-old Laurel man who blasted another man with a shotgun for flirting with his girlfriend was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison.

Johnnie M. Perkins of the 8900 block of Merrill Lane pleaded guilty in December to assault with intent to maim in the shooting last summer at the Bay Ridge Gardens public housing complex in Annapolis.

An accomplice, Dameon Banks, 20, of the first block of Bens Drive in Annapolis also was sentenced yesterday to 18 months for possession of a short-barreled shotgun.

Police said Perkins and Banks saw Angelo Boston, 28, of Baltimore smiling and talking with Perkins' girlfriend near Marcs Court shortly before 8 p.m. on July 19. The two men approached the victim and words were exchanged. Banks pulled a short-barreled shotgun from a bag and gave it to Perkins, who chased Boston and shot him once, hitting him in the back, legs and arms.

At sentencing yesterday before Circuit Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr., Perkins claimed that he never meant to shoot the victim, but that he fell and the gun went off.

GOP slates forum for council hopefuls

The Republican Party is sponsoring a forum for people interested in running for one of the eight seats on the Annapolis City Council or for mayor.

Anyone interested in running on the Republican ticket is invited to the forum at the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13.

The forum will be held in the Knott Auditorium. For more information, call Heidi Berry, chairwoman of the city's Republican Central Committee at (410) 626-1745, or the Maryland Republican Party at (410) 263-2125.

Routine traffic stop leads to man's arrest

A 21-year-old man was arrested Friday night in Annapolis on drug and weapons charges after police searched his truck during a routine traffic stop, police said.

City police stopped a black Ford Explorer about 8:30 p.m. after the driver failed to halt at a stop sign at Croll and Admiral drives.

The officer arrested the driver after seeing three knives on the passenger side.

While searching the car, the officer also allegedly found a small bag of marijuana, police said.

John W. Frost of the 400 block of West Joyce Lane in Arnold was charged with possessing drugs and carrying a deadly weapon, police said.

POLICE LOG

* White Hall: Thieves ransacked two bedrooms at a house in the 1600 block of Holly Beach Farm Road Friday and stole two handguns, a watch and a necklace all valued at $4,448.

jTC

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