Beltsville man sought in shooting

January 31, 1995

County police have issued an arrest warrant for a Beltsville man charged with shooting a Freetown man early Sunday during an argument, authorities said yesterday.

Police said Derrick Lamont Jones, 25, whose address was not disclosed, told them that he and another man had been drinking together Saturday night. The other man came to Mr. Jones' girlfriend's house in the 7800 block of Shirley Murphy Court shortly before 3:30 a.m., and the two began arguing, police said.

The other man pulled out a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun after the two argued and fired at Mr. Jones as he ran down the stairs, striking him in the waist, police said.

Thomas Frederick Chase Jr., 21, of the 1100 block of Cherry Hill Road in Beltsville, was charged in the warrant with assault by shooting, policeaid.

Four-vehicle accident injures six people

An icy road caused a four-vehicle accident on the Stony Creek Bridge Saturday that sent six people to the hospital, including a Pasadena woman who was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center by county police.

Karen Marie Kiser, 33, of the 7700 block of Fox Court was in critical condition yesterday at Shock Trauma, a spokesman there said. She was a back-seat passenger in a 1989 Ford Tempo driven by John Robert Evans Jr., 18, of the 800 block of Barbara Court in Glen Burnie. Mr. Evans was treated for minor injuries at Harbor Hospital Center and released, police said.

Mr. Evans was driving north on Fort Smallwood Road and was on the bridge when he tried to slow down. The car skidded out of control on the ice, hit the east side of the bridge, then slid left and hit the side of a southbound 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier. The Cavalier was hit by a 1992 Jeep Cherokee that was directly behind it. The Cherokee then collided head-on with a 1990 Dodge Dynasty that was traveling south on the bridge, police said.

Two other passengers in the Ford and the driver and a passenger in the Cavalier were treated at area hospitals for minor injuries and released. The drivers of the Cherokee and the Dodge were not injured, police said.

Man, 30, is charged after officer is punched

A Baltimore County man was arrested Saturday after two off-duty Anne Arundel County police officers were punched during a fight at a Pasadena nightclub, authorities said.

Officers Clarence Lee Whitlow and Robert Crawford were patrons in the bar in the 7900 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. when a fight broke out shortly before 1 a.m. The officers identified themselves and tried to break up the fight, police said. A man involved in the fight punched both officers, police said.

Jamie J. Leonard, 30, of the 500 block of Carlsbad Court in Baltimore Highlands was charged with disorderly conduct, two counts of battery and resisting arrest, police said.

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