Near collision with car sparks assault on driver

September 20, 1994

A Severn woman told Western District officers she was assaulted early Saturday by a man and a woman at the intersection of Reece Road and Pioneer Drive, county police said.

Zanina Taylor, 24, said she was driving her 1994 Mazda west on Route 175 shortly after 2 a.m. when a man driving a teal green Grand Am swerved into her lane and almost hit her car, police said. She turned onto Reece Road and both cars pulled over at the intersection with Pioneer Drive, police said.

Ms. Taylor and the man both got out of their cars and argued. They exchanged punches after their argument escalated, police said. A woman who drove up in another car got out and tried to hit Ms. Taylor with a tire iron.

Ms. Taylor retreated to her car and drove away, police said.

Ms. Taylor had just come from the NCO club on Fort Meade and told police her male assailant may also patronize the club. The victim lost her eyeglasses in the melee and believes one of the suspects may have picked them up, police said.

1 hurt, 1 arrested after fight with knife

One District of Columbia resident was arrested Sunday and another treated for a stab wound after a fight at house in Crofton, county police said.

The fight started about 8 p.m. in a house in the 1400 block of Tana Lane, county police said.

Michael Brown Jackson, 34, of the 4500 block of Quarles St. N.E. and Myra Ester Keaton, 33 of the 1500 block of Olive St. N.E. were arguing over money when Mr. Jackson allegedly hit Ms. Keaton, police said.

Ms. Keaton told police she went to the kitchen and came back with a 13-inch knife. Latonya Bullock, 32, of the 1500 block of 45th St. N.E. tried to intercede and was injured, police said.

Ms. Keaton was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, police said. Ms. Bullock was treated at the Curtis Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore for a cut on her right ring finger. Mr. Jackson was not harmed, police said.

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