Edgewater man, 26, is arrested after shotgun blast

November 01, 1993

A 26-year-old Edgewater man was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder early yesterday morning after a disagreement between himself, his father and older brother ended with a shotgun blast, police said.

Thomas Gilbert Dove Jr. of the 1600 block of Millstone Drive also was charged with reckless endangerment, assault and battery and malicious destruction of property.

The incident occurred about 2 a.m., police said. After the three men argued, police said, Mr. Dove allegedly shut himself in a bedroom, shoved the barrel of a 12-gauge shotgun through the closed door and fired a shot. Police said the shot struck no one but passed through a living room wall and struck a neighbor's home.

Man hurt as truck hits van left in road

A 29-year-old North Carolina man was in serious condition yesterday, a Maryland Shock Trauma Center spokesman said, with injuries received early Friday when his tractor-trailer struck a van that had been left in the roadway on Route 50.

Benjamin F. Wright of Lexington was traveling in the eastbound lane near the Route 665 exit at 3:14 a.m. when he hit a 1992 Dodge Van whose driver had left it in the middle of the road after hitting a deer, state police in Annapolis reported.

The tractor-trailer jack-knifed and struck a guardrail before hitting a bridge overpass and catching fire, police said. Mr. Wright, who was thrown from his truck, was taken to Shock Trauma.

The driver of the van, Arthur Wills, 61, of the 3500 block of Edward Street in Landover, was not in the van when it was hit and was uninjured, state police said.

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