Woman shot while walking near home

April 12, 1994

A 26-year-old Annapolis woman was shot in the stomach as she walked outside her home in the 1900 block of Copeland St. Sunday night, police said.

Lisa Estel Meade told police that she heard five or six shots, then felt a burning sensation in her stomach. She didn't know she had been hit until she went home and discovered the wound.

Ms. Meade was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center where she was treated and released.

Police know of no suspects.

High-speed chase ends in drug arrest

A high-speed chase Friday morning ended with the arrest of 22-year-old man who was charged with narcotics violations, county police said.

James A. Palmer of the 1900 block of Rochelle Ave. was stopped by police at the intersection of Riva Road and Riva Trace Parkway near Annapolis High School about 9:45 a.m. Friday. He had been driving 73 mph in a 40-mph zone, police said.

Mr. Palmer admitted driving with a suspended license and said the tags on the car did not belong to the vehicle, police said. Officers searched his car and found drug paraphernalia, a digital scale, razor blades and 77 grams of cocaine, police said.

Mr. Palmer was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine to the state; possession with intent to distribute cocaine within 1,000 feet of the property of a public secondary school; possession of cocaine in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to manufacture, distribute or dispense; possession of cocaine; and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia to process, pack or contain cocaine.

County jail inmate listed as escaped

A county jail inmate has been listed as escaping after he failed to return from work release Friday, county police said.

Mac Danger Rawlings, 41, left the jail at 5:30 a.m. and did not return at 6 p.m., a jail guard told police. The guard reported the incident around midnight.

Police said Mr. Rawlings' address is in the 1300 block of Tyler Ave. in Annapolis.

He was sentenced in February to six months in jail for contempt of court.

Police impersonator pulls woman over

A man impersonating a police officer pulled over a 29-year-old Annapolis woman Thursday night and demanded to see her license and registration, county police said.

Kimberly Bettis told police the incident happened around 10 p.m. Thursday on Solomons Island Road near Poplar Point Road. Ms. Bettis said a man driving an unmarked, white 1990 or 1991 Chevy Caprice pulled her over. The car had a spot light and a red light on the dashboard, police said.

Ms. Bettis told police she asked to see the man's identification after he asked for her license and registration. Police said the man's identification consisted of a badge and a card with "Police" written on it. The card had no picture or name, and the man did not tell Ms. Bettis his name, police said.

Police said the impostor is a black male, about 6 feet tall with a slim build. The man has a close haircut and a thin mustache. He was wearing blue jeans and a blue windbreaker with "Police" written on it in yellow or gold letters.

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