Shot aimed at man lands near neighbor

July 02, 1996|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A man poked a 9 mm handgun through the partially opened door of a Glen Burnie apartment Saturday night and fired a round that went through the floor and landed inches from the feet of a woman who was ironing clothes in an apartment two floors below, county police said.

Officers arrested Stevie Andre Worrel, 28, of the 1600 block of Col-Mar Lane in Annapolis on charges of assault with intent to murder and illegal use of a handgun in the incident.

Police said the bullet was meant for Phillip Pearmon, 33, of the 300 block of Lori Drive, who had argued with a man earlier in the day.

Pearmon and his sister, Melissa Allen, argued about 4: 30 p.m. Saturday with a man who snatched Allen's car keys and drove off in her 1995 Mazda Protege, police said. Allen did not report the theft.

About 11 p.m., Pearmon was sitting in his living room with his 5- and 6-year-old children, when he heard someone trying to unlock his door and remembered that the man who had taken his sister's car also had her key ring.

The intruder unlocked the door, but it remained partially secured by a chain, police said. Pearmon saw the man he argued with earlier in the day reach through the opening with a handgun and fire the shot that went through the floor and came to rest at the feet of Helga Farrington, who lives two floors below him.

The gunman fled, but called Pearmon's apartment from a nearby pay phone while police were there. An officer found a man fitting the description of the gunman at a pay phone at the intersection of Quarterfield Road and Old Stage Road, police said.

The man hung up and quickly began walking away when he saw Officer Daniel R. Rodriguez in his patrol car. Rodriguez and Officer Pamela R. Davis stopped the man and arrested him.

Pub Date: 7/02/96

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