Man admits guilt in drive-by shooting

June 21, 1994

A Frederick County man pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and carrying a handgun in the commission of a felony yesterday for his role in a Jan. 8 drive-by shooting in Mount Airy.

Carroll Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. sentenced Stephen Wayne Knight, 34, of Lawson's Trailer Park in New Market, to 18 months in the county jail. He will be allowed to spend his days on work release.

A Carroll County grand jury returned indictments in January against Knight and David William Doolittle, 29, of the 16000 block of Moss Meadow Way in Mount Airy. Mr. Doolittle's case is pending.

Both were charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to murder, assault with intent to murder, shooting with intent to maim, reckless endangerment, using a handgun in the commission of a felony, transporting a handgun and battery.

The charges stemmed from the shooting of Brian Keith Dehn, 19, of Catonsville, who was treated at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Judge Burns yesterday ordered Knight to pay Mr. Dehn's $3,692 medical bill.

FIRE

* Taylorsville: Winfield responded to wires on fire in the 4000 block of Ridge road at 6 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 17 minutes.

* Woodbine: Lisbon of Howard County responded to a trash fire in the 7000 block of Woodbine Road at 6:28 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 20 minutes.

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