Man, 20, arrested on robbery, assault charges Suspect accused of hitting Taneytown man with brick at rod and gun club park

April 26, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

Taneytown police have arrested a man accused of critically beating a Taneytown man with a brick Friday night.

David R. Woodrow, 37, required extensive facial surgery at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, said Taneytown Police Chief Mel Diggs. He was released Monday, the chief said.

Police on Wednesday arrested Lawrence Richard Horner III, 20, who gave no permanent address, on charges of robbery, assault with intent to maim, battery, use of a dangerous and deadly weapon -- a brick -- and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in lieu of bond in the Carroll County Detention Center.

According to charging documents and Chief Diggs, the incident began Friday evening when two men were drinking beer at the pavilion at Taneytown Rod and Gun Club Park off Stumptown Road.

Mr. Woodrow was fishing at the park's pond. Two men left the area, then returned with a third man about 9: 30 p.m., when Mr. Woodrow was attacked and his wallet was stolen, according to documents.

The chief said Mr. Woodrow did not remember driving his truck or going home, where his family summoned help and he was flown to the trauma center.

More arrests are expected, Chief Diggs said.

Pub Date: 4/26/96

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