Teen accused in slaying of mother is indictedA Carroll...

CARROLL COUNTY BRIEFS

September 30, 1994

Teen accused in slaying of mother is indicted

A Carroll grand jury has indicted a 17-year-old North Carroll High School senior in the fatal stabbing of his mother at their Hampstead home Aug. 26.

In the seven-count indictment returned by the grand jury yesterday, Timothy Kevin Fick, of the 4000 block of Farms Woods Lane, was charged as an adult with first- and second-degree murder, manslaughter, assault with intent to commit murder, resisting arrest and two counts of battery.

Mr. Fick is accused of the slaying of his mother, Jean Kellogg Fick, 57, at their home at about 2:15 a.m., shortly after he arrived home from his job as a cook at the Pizza Hut in Hampstead.

Mr. Fick remains at the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, where he was sent shortly after his arrest for an emergency evaluation. According to the evaluation order, Mr. Fick has been "hysterical, screaming, putting his head in the toilet and exhibiting other bizarre behavior" since his arrest.

The charges in the indictment are the same as those contained in a District Court charging document. The indictment simply moves the case from District Court to Circuit Court. An initial appearance is set for Nov. 16.

Arson drops slightly from 1st 6 months in '93

The number of arson fires in Carroll County dropped slightly during the first six months of this year compared with the same period of 1993, even though the state experienced a 12 percent jump, State Fire Marshal Rocco J. Gabriele said.

Carroll had 21 arson crimes in the first half of 1994, down by one from the 22 reported from January through June of last year.

The Western Maryland region, consisting of Carroll, Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties, recorded an increase of 25.7 percent for the first six months of 1994. Carroll and Allegany reported a decrease, Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Bob Thomas said.

The Southern Maryland region reported the largest increase in the state, where arson offenses rose 29.3 percent for the first six months of the year.

Arson offenses in the Baltimore metropolitan region rose 13.4 percent, and the increase was 11.4 percent in the Washington metro area, according to the six-month report.

The Eastern Shore region recorded a 15.4 percent decrease.

TTC Four people died in the state as a result of arson-related fires this year, compared with five in 1993, according to the report.

Anyone with information regarding any arson should call the arson hot line at (800) 492-7529. A reward of up to $5,000 may be paid to anyone supplying information that leads to an arrest or indictment.

League will register voters tomorrow

The League of Women Voters will be registering voters for the general election tomorrow at Carrolltown Center on Liberty Road in Eldersburg.

The Carroll County Board of Elections will demonstrate the new voting machines from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in center court.

& Information: 781-7070.

Pageant, baby contest sponsored at mall

Sunburst USA International will sponsor a beauty pageant and baby contest starting at noon tomorrow in center court at Carrolltown Center, on Liberty Road in Eldersburg.

Anyone interested in either contest should contact Jenni Leigh Peavy at (904) 562-6881 or mall management at 781-7070 for an entry form.

Winners can qualify to win a $10,000 savings bond.

Also tomorrow during mall hours, the Lioness Club will have candy days, and the Domestic Violence Council will have a child abuse information booth set up in center court.

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