Baby sitter charged with child abuse

October 04, 1994

A 23-year-old Annapolis man was being held on $3,500 bond at the county jail on charges of child abuse, battery and third-degree sexual assault.

According to police reports, the man was baby-sitting an 11-year-old girl in his home when the alleged assault occurred Friday night.

The girl told police the man came into her bedroom, fondled her, then told her to go back to sleep. Instead, she crept out of the house, went home and told her mother what had happened.

Casey H. Brooks of the 1100 block of Frederick Douglas St. was arrested early Saturday.

Man arrested in theft of Ku Klux Klan flag

County police arrested an Edgewater man Saturday afternoon after he snatched a Ku Klux Klan flag from a man who was distributing Klan literature at the corner of Mayo Road and Stepneys Lane, officials said.

The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. About 15 Klan members, some dressed in white robes and hoods, were in the group. They had been handing out literature for about an hour when a man walked up, snatched the flag and ran. Though Klan members chased him, police caught the man a short distance away, said police spokesman Officer Randy Bell.

About a dozen county officers were on hand as a precautionary measure, Officer Bell said.

William Richard Lasher, 41, of the 1600 block of Shore Drive was charged with theft under $300, police said.

Teen-ager charged with carrying weapon

An Annapolis teen-ager was arrested Friday night after a foot chase during which he allegedly threw a loaded 9mm handgun into some bushes near Annapolis High School, police said.

The incident began about 8:30 p.m. when police saw three youths behind a van on the school parking lot. One of the officers walked up to the group to question them because he thought they were acting suspiciously, police said.

The officer said one had what appeared to be a handgun. The teen ran when the officer told him to put his hands on a car, and another officer caught him after a brief chase, police said.

Cleo Danyell Thompson, 18, of the 200 block of Croll Road was charged with possession of a concealed deadly weapon, police said.

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