Judge denies immigrant bond in shooting case Russian is charged with attempted murder

August 29, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Russian immigrant, charged Tuesday with attempted murder in the shooting of a Sykesville man outside an Eldersburg restaurant, said at a bond hearing yesterday that he never meant to hurt anyone.

Igor "Gary" Ivanov, 29, of the 900 block of Wampler Lane was advised several times by District Judge Louis A. Becker III that any statement could be used against him, but Ivanov waived having an attorney present.

Ivanov said that aside from the health of the injured man, his main concern was for his own wife and two children. "They will not be able to survive [financially] without my income," Ivanov said.

Prosecutor Robert N. Smith III cited a 1994 drunken-driving charge against Ivanov and asked the judge to continue holding the Westminster resident at the Carroll County Detention Center without bond.

Ivanov said he received probation before judgment in the previous DWI case. After review, Becker decided to maintain the defendant's no-bond status and recommended Ivanov for alcohol evaluation by the Department of Parole and Probation.

Ivanov was arrested Tuesday outside his home and charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault with intent to murder, and single counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony and malicious destruction of property.

According to police reports, Ivanov was put out of K. C.'s Kafe, a family restaurant with an attached bar, three times Monday evening because he was disorderly.

During his third banishment, a bar patron kicked Ivanov in the head, police said.

Witnesses said that after leaving the parking lot, a man returned within minutes in a Lincoln Town Car and opened fire.

One of the many shots fired struck James W. Manis, 30, of Sykesville in the abdomen, police said. He was in fair condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a spokeswoman said yesterday.

Kevin Candrilli, owner of K. C.'s Kafe, said Manis apparently knew Ivanov and had acted as a peacemaker during the incident.

"I was under the influence of alcohol and would never do anything like this in a sober state," Ivanov said, reiterating his request for the judge to set a bond.

Ivanov told the judge that he came to the United States from Moscow six years ago and worked as an auto mechanic until recently, when he quit to start a business.

Pub Date: 8/29/96

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