Homeless man, 46, slain in capital's 2nd homicide

September 07, 1994

A homeless 46-year-old Annapolis man was stabbed to death Sunday, the city's second homicide victim this year, police said yesterday.

Samuel Lewis Simms was stabbed twice in the upper torso about 9 p.m. during an argument in in an apartment in the first block of Madison Place. Warren Joseph Guy, 39, who lives in the apartment, was charged with first-degree murder.

2 robberies probed, and 2 attempts

Annapolis police also are investigating two armed robberies and two attempted robberies that occurred during the Labor Day weekend.

Roy James Wyrick, 32, of the 2700 block of Riverview Road in Riva was in good condition yesterday at Anne Arundel Medical Center after being stabbed in the stomach Sunday during an attempted robbery, police said. Mr. Wyrick said he was walking in the first block of West Street around 3 p.m. when a man stabbed him and demanded money.

Phillipe Wayne Proulx, an Annapolis cabdriver, told police he picked up a man at 2095 West St. around 6:15 a.m. Sunday and drove him to Carver Street. As the cab approached Dorsey Avenue, the passenger pulled out a gun and demanded money, police said. The robber took $62 and ran away, police said.

Wayne Lament Dewitt, 27, of the first block of Bloomsbury Square reported being robbed at knifepoint of $30 at 4:20 a.m. Sunday in the first block of College Avenue.

Francis Taylor, 57, of the first block of Cornill St. told police a man entered her house about 9:15 p.m. Saturday and tried to take her purse. She said he shoved her down and she hit her head, awakening later to find her purse beside her with nothing apparently missing.

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