3 teen-age girls are charged in carjacking try

June 24, 1996|By Kathleen B. Hennelly | Kathleen B. Hennelly,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Two 16-year-old girls have been charged as adults in an attempted carjacking in Ellicott City early Friday and a 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile in the case, Howard County police said.

Asia T. McPhaul of Temple Hills and Denise T. VanRyn of Baltimore were in the Howard County Detention Center yesterday on $50,000 bail each.

Police said there would be a hearing this week at which the defense is expected to argue that the two should be tried as juveniles.

The third girl was released Friday to the Oakview Treatment Center, a drug rehabilitation facility in Ellicott City.

Police said the attempted carjacking began after three teen-agers walked away from the Oakview drug rehabilitation center about 2 a.m. Friday.

The teens allegedly accosted a resident of Wheaton Way, told him they had a gun and attempted to steal his car. The robbery attempt failed when the car did not start, police said, and the three fled.

Howard police said they caught the three female suspects near the site of the attempted carjacking.

Pub Date: 6/24/96

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