Man accused of shooting at repossessers

September 20, 1996

A Crownsville man who was reportedly late on his truck payments was arrested Wednesday on charges he fired a shotgun while trying to keep repossessers from taking it, county police said.

Shaun G. Bompas, 29, of the 1000 block of Omar Drive was charged with illegal discharge of a firearm and assault.

Neighbors called police shortly after midnight when they heard a shotgun blast.

Police found James E. Bittner and David J. Brown, repossessers from Laurel Adjustment Bureau, sitting in a tow truck in Bompas' driveway. The two told police they were trying to take a truck when a man came out of the house, made a comment about having made a payment and said he was not going to allow them to take the vehicle, which was hooked up to the tow truck.

Bittner told police the man pointed a shotgun at him and, as the man started toward the truck, Bittner heard a shot. The man then went back into the house.

While police were talking to the repossessers, an officer saw a man in front of the house and arrested him. A shotgun was found in a bedroom, and a spent shell was recovered, police said.

Police log

Crownsville: Someone broke into a home in the 1100 block of St. Stephens Church Road Tuesday and stole coins, a television and a video cassette recorder. No value was listed for the items.

Pub Date: 9/20/96

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