Two men rob gas station on Defense Highway

June 21, 1994

Two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed an Exxon station in the first block of Defense Highway of an undisclosed amount of cash Saturday morning, county police said.

The men drove to the station in a maroon Dodge at 1:45 a.m., police said. They robbed the attendant and then fled in the vehicle, police said.

The attendant gave police a description of one of the men. The man was described a black male, 6 feet tall and weighing about 210 pounds. He had braided hair, a silver tooth and a stocking on his head. He was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a rubber glove, police said.

Eight are arrested in narcotics raid

County narcotics detectives raided a house in the 1000 block of Friendship Lane on Friday evening and arrested eight people, county police said.

Wilbur Eldon Morgan, Jr., 35, of the 1000 block of Friendship Lane was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, possession of crack cocaine and possession of narcotics paraphernalia, police said. Four of the others were charged with possession of crack cocaine. They are:

* Eugene Thomas Gray, 50, of the 1200 block of Scott Town Road in Shady Side.

* Harry Walter Tyler, 30, of the 5600 block of Deale Churchton Road in Churchton.

* John Coate Kennedy, 30, of the 5500 block of Sudley Road in Tracys Landing.

* Lewis Hines Jr., 28, of the 5600 block of Dover St. in Franklin Manor on the Bay.

Three of those arrested were charged with marijuana possession. They are:

* Joseph Allen Gray, 35, of the 1000 block of Friendship Lane.

* Christine Gray, 31, of the 1000 block of Friendship Lane.

* William Ward, 34, of the 1100 block of Cherry Point Road in Cherry Point.

Police raided the home shortly before 8 p.m. on a warrant alleging maintenance of a common nuisance.

Detectives seized 12 grams of crack cocaine, 6.5 grams of suspected marijuana and various narcotics paraphernalia, according to police. One or more of the suspects threw a plastic vial containing suspected crack cocaine into the back yard and some marijuana into nearby woods, police said.

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