Baby stops breathing, is kept alive

January 26, 1995

A 2-month-old Gambrills boy was being kept alive by life support systems yesterday after county police found him not breathing at a day care home in Gambrills, authorities said.

The infant, James Hoover, was in critical condition yesterday afternoon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a spokeswoman there said. He had a heartbeat but was unable to breathe on his own, police said.

The infant was at the house in the 2100 block of Branchwood Court when Kimberly Egan, who runs the day care home, discovered that he wasn't breathing when she tried to feed him shortly before noon. Western District officers found the boy lying face-up in a crib and tried unsuccessfully to revive him with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

The boy was taken to Kimbrough Army Hospital at Fort Meade, where he showed signs of life. He was flown from Kimbrough by helicopter to Hopkins, police said.

Severn woman charged in knife attack

County police arrested a Severn woman Tuesday night and charged her with assault with intent to murder in the attempted slashing of her ex-boyfriend, authorities said.

Howell Keith Thomas, 26, of Bowie received a welt on the back of his head when he was slashed with a large folding knife. He refused medical treatment, police said.

The woman had gone to a home in Severn shortly before 9 p.m., where Mr. Thomas was visiting his current girlfriend. The suspect and Mr. Thomas argued briefly outside the home before he was slashed, police said.

Marie Elizabeth Everley, 39, of the 1900 block of Arwell Court was charged with assault and battery, assault with intent to murder and carrying a concealed weapon with the intent to assault, police said.

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