Annapolis boy critical after accident

March 19, 1996

An 11-year-old Annapolis boy who ran into the path of an oncoming car Friday while chasing another youth into Forest Drive was listed in critical condition yesterday, county police said.

Robert Dennis Amos, of the first block of Arbor Hill Road, rolled onto the hood, then to the ground. He was flown by state police MedEvac helicopter to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, where he was treated for head and leg injuries.

Grace Dushane Books, 73, of the 5400 block of Royal Mile Blvd. in Salisbury, was driving east on Forest Drive near Annapolis Middle School about 2: 45 p.m. when the boy ran in front of her and was struck by the right fender of her 1993 Mercury Sable, police said.

Edgewater man charged in assault of neighbor

Police arrested an Edgewater man Saturday and charged him with assault with intent to murder in the shooting of his next-door neighbor, county police said.

Roger Aldine Nicholas, 48, of the 300 block of Highland Drive, also was charged with use of a handgun in commission of a felony. He was being held at the county detention center on $750,000 bond.

Allen Richard Carper, 41, was flown by state police helicopter to Prince George's Trauma Center. Hospital officials would not release Mr. Carper's condition yesterday.

Witnesses told police that the men argued in their front yards about 8 p.m. Mr. Nicholas ran into his house, returned with a handgun and confronted Mr. Carper in the yard beside his house, shooting him once in the stomach, police said.

Pub Date: 3/19/96

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