Woman, 22, charged with battery

March 04, 1994

Annapolis police arrested a 22-year-old Annapolis woman yesterday and charged her with battery and possession of drugs.

Deshera L. Franklin of the first block of Heritage Court was being held in the county jail on $10,000 bond.

Police said they saw the alleged battery victim, 31-year-old Joy James of the first block of Pleasant St., running down Clay Street with scissors in her hand, chasing another woman.

Police said that when they stopped her she was bleeding under her eye and told them she had been hit by a bottle. She was treated at Anne Arundel General Hospital and released.

Police said they found a white substance that they believed to be cocaine when they arrested Ms. Franklin in connection with the assault on Ms. James.

Phillips named minority coordinator

The city of Annapolis has hired Vaughn T. Phillips as the equal employment opportunity/minority business enterprise coordinator.

Mr. Phillips will coordinate the activities of minority recruiters in Annapolis. He also will work with the Purchasing Department to encourage more minority businesses to work with the city.

Mr. Phillips was formerly the marketing and sales manager for Pencorp Financial Services, and an operations manager and agent for Shoreline Properties, an Annapolis-based realty company.

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