Police charge two teen-agers in stabbing, robbery of man Both were wounded during downtown attack

August 28, 1996|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Two youths who were shot after a man was stabbed and robbed on a downtown street last week have been charged in that attack and with two other downtown robberies, police said yesterday. Police said the youths are suspects in at least 15 other robberies.

Sgt. Randy Dull of the Central District's major case squad said Michael Allen, 17, of the 2600 block of E. Monument St. was charged as an adult with robbery, attempted murder and a deadly weapon violation in the 2: 45 a.m. Thursday robbery and stabbing. Similar charges were filed against James Muldrow, 18, of the 3600 block of Garrison Blvd., Dull said. Allen was shot in the right arm and Muldrow in the abdomen, police said.

Dull said Muldrow and Allen also were charged with robbery in an incident earlier Thursday in which a 27-year-old visitor from Scotland had his watch stolen in the first block of W. Pratt St. and in the Aug. 9 robbery of a man in the first block of E. Pratt St.

He said charges are pending in at least 15 other street robberies in the downtown area between July 3 and Thursday.

In the 2: 45 a.m. Thursday incident, Curtis Alphonso Smalls, 39, was reading a newspaper outside the USF&G building in the first block of E. Pratt St. when two youths knocked him to the pavement and robbed him, police said. Police said one youth stabbed Smalls several times. Smalls pulled a .38-caliber revolver and shot both attackers, police said.

Yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Smalls was in fair condition and Muldrow in serious but stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Allen was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital and released into police custody.

Police said Smalls did not have a permit to carry the handgun and was charged in a criminal summons with a handgun violation.

Pub Date: 8/28/96

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