Anne Arundel's grand jury indicts 3 suspects in separate murder cases

July 18, 1995|By Dennis O'Brien | Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer

An Anne Arundel County grand jury indicted three suspects in separate murder cases yesterday, including a 16-year-old Lothian youth charged in a rock-throwing incident that killed a father of three April 3 as he was driving home from work.

Jason Wayne Wyvill of Lyons Creek Mobile Estates was indicted on a second-degree murder charge. He is accused of throwing a rock at a Dodge Dakota being driven by Kevin Michael Gallagher, 38, as the victim was driving home from his job as a contractor in Washington.

The baseball-sized rock crashed through Mr. Gallagher's lower left windshield, causing him to lose control of his truck, which overturned on Route 258 near Solomons Island Road about 9:30 p.m.

Police said Jason threw the rock from a Chevrolet Corsica driven by a 19-year-old man who agreed to cooperate with investigators.

In the days after the accident, police set up roadblocks and questioned motorists about possible leads, eventually finding two witnesses who identified the driver, according to charging documents.

The driver gave a written statement admitting his involvement, identified Jason as the rock thrower and told police the youth was at a drug rehabilitation house in Hampton, Va., where he was arrested June 20, police said.

The grand jury also indicted Freddie Lee Daniels Jr., 23, of the first block of Old Frederick Road, Arnold, who was charged with killing a teen-ager last month in a dispute over a girl.

Annapolis police said Mr. Daniels was arrested June 29 after witnesses identified him as the assailant who shot DeWayne Durley on May 6 during an argument over a girl in the 1300 block of Tyler Ave. in the Robinwood neighborhood of Annapolis.

The 16-year-old Annapolis High School student was shot once in the back and died at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Witnesses said that the victim had quarreled with a man and that a few minutes later a car pulled up to the curb near the Durley youth. A man stepped out and fired three or four shots at him, police reported.

The grand jury also indicted William Alan Graham, 18, of the 100 block of Crane's Crook Lane, Annapolis, on charges he killed an acquaintance in a dispute that began over a missing wallet.

Mr. Graham was charged June 27 with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Michael Wilson David Jones, 27, of the first block of Old Frederick Road in Arnold.

The victim was found lying in his front yard about 1:50 a.m., bleeding from a knife wound.

Mr. Graham and three acquaintances, including Mr. Jones, had spent the evening driving around the Annapolis area drinking and using "loveboat," a street name for marijuana laced with PCP, police said.

Sometime during the night, Mr. Graham realized that his wallet had been stolen and decided to take everyone home.

When the four reached Mr. Jones' house on Old Frederick Road in Arnold, the victim and the Mr. Graham quarreled over his refusal to take them back to Annapolis, police said.

Police said Mr. Jones threw a punch and Mr. Graham stabbed him in the chest with a large hunting knife.

He died 45 minutes later at Anne Arundel Medical Center, police said.

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