Most-wanted fugitive, four sisters arrested in raid

March 06, 1995|By Gregory P. Kane | Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer

A Lothian man wanted on robbery and battery charges since October was among five people arrested Saturday night after county police raided a home in the Rio Vista Trailer Park, authorities said.

Jerome Otto Waters, 37, of the 5200 block of Sands Road, was considered one of the county's most-wanted fugitives, police said. He was charged with possession of cocaine and robbery with a deadly weapon, robbery and battery on separate arrest warrants, police said.

Officer Randy Bell, a Police Department spokesman, said Mr. Waters is a suspect in an October incident in which a man held a knife to a woman's throat and robbed her of an undisclosed amount of money.

Four women -- all sisters -- were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Three of them -- Sherry Boyd Dillon, 38, Danci Lynn Boyd, 23, and Dawn Marie Abu-Zaid, 29, live at the home that was raided, in the 900 block of Margarita St. The fourth sister, 29-year-old Diane Marie Taylor, lives in Triangle, Va., police said.

All those arrested were being held at the Southern District yesterday pending a hearing before a bail commissioner, police said.

Police raided the house about 9:30 p.m. and recovered small amounts of suspected marijuana, cocaine and pipes. They found a pipe and two pieces of suspected crack cocaine on Mr. Waters, police said.

Southern District Detective Roger Martin said that Mr. Waters eluded police several times in recent months, slipping into the woods surrounding the trailer park whenever officers in marked cars arrived. Police obtained a warrant to search the trailer after an undercover officer made a drug buy there, Detective Martin said.

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