16-year-old arrested as shooting suspect

September 30, 1994|By Gregory P. Kane | Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer

A 16-year-old boy who had been questioned as a suspect in the shooting of a man in Severn Tuesday morning and released was arrested Wednesday evening and charged in the crime, county police said.

Marcellis Lennel Anderson, 16, of no fixed address, was charged as an adult with assault with intent to murder and the use of a handgun in a felony, police said. He is being held without bail at the county jail, police said.

A second suspect, Torrey Cornell Garnett, 19, of the 8300 block of Pioneer Drive, was arrested Tuesday morning and faces the same charges as Mr. Anderson, police said. Mr. Garnett is being held at the county jail on $55,000 bail, a spokeswoman for the jail said. In earlier reports, homicide detectives had accused Mr. Garnett of pulling the trigger, police said.

The victim, Richard Sigley, 31, remains in serious but stable hTC condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a spokeswoman there said yesterday afternoon. Mr. Sigley, who has no fixed address, told police he had gone to the 8300 block of Pioneer Drive around 4 a.m. Tuesday to find someone who owed him money for a car. He got into an argument with another man who shot him. Officers found Mr. Sigley lying in front of a home in the same block, said police spokesman Officer Randy Bell.

Mr. Sigley has refused to identify his assailant, Officer Bell said.

Western District officers caught both suspects shortly after the shooting as they tried to leave the area in a cab, police said.

They questioned the Anderson youth but let him go. Further investigation by homicide detectives led them to suspect that the juvenile did the shooting, police said.

When police searched Mr. Garnett, they found his mother's car keys.

Officers got his mother's permission to search her 1987 Hyundai and found a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun and 14 grams of suspected crack cocaine in the wheel well where the spare tire is stored, Officer Bell said.

K? Police believe the handgun is the one used in the shooting.

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