Man gets year of house arrest for assaulting officer at home

March 23, 1995

A 42-year-old Pasadena man was sentenced yesterday to a year under house arrest for assaulting a police officer, who shot him in the chest while trying to quell a domestic dispute at the defendant's home in May.

Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. also ordered Leon Wade Edge of the 8400 block of Maryland Road to perform 98 hours of community service, attend counseling sessions and serve five years' probation.

Edge pleaded guilty Feb. 6 to assault to avoid arrest in an incident at his home May 15.

Officer William Wild accompanied Edge's wife, Theresa Edge, to the house on Maryland Road to help her get some belongings. When he entered the house, the officer tried to prevent Edge from getting to a bedroom closet where Mrs. Edge had said there was a shotgun.

The officer struggled with Edge, who grabbed a large window fan, threatened the officer with it, threw it through a window and dived out after it, police said.

Edge ran to a house under construction next door, picked up a metal bar, confronted the officer with it and was shot in the chest when he refused repeated orders to drop the bar, police said.

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