Bail was set at $250,000 yesterday for Clarence R. Davis...

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February 19, 1997|By From staff reports

TOWSON — Bail was set at $250,000 yesterday for Clarence R. Davis, son of a state delegate, who was charged Sunday with first-degree murder in a fatal shooting during an attempted robbery.

Davis, a 30-year-old correctional officer at the Baltimore County Detention Center, is charged with driving a getaway car in the Jan. 30 attempted robbery of Thomas "Blue" Jowers, 37, who was fatally shot on his porch in the 1900 block of E. 30th St.

Police said yesterday they have not made other arrests in the case. Charging documents say that Davis -- the son of Democratic Del. Clarence Davis of Baltimore -- has refused to identify the alleged gunman.

Man receives life term for March fatal beating

A Baltimore man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without parole for the fatal beating of the operator of the boarding house where he lived.

Baltimore Circuit Judge Mabel H. Hubbard sentenced Michael Tyrone Brailford, 32, for the March killing of Raul Justin Williams, 69, who ran the boarding house in the 3300 block of Burleith Ave.

Brailford was acquitted of murder charges in three unrelated slayings in the past 10 years, said Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy. Brailford's wife, Lisa Canty, pleaded guilty Feb. 10 to being an accessory to murder in Williams' death.

American craft fair planned at Convention Center

The 21st annual American Craft Council fair will be held this weekend, with exhibits and sales by more than 700 artisans at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Single-day admission is $8, and two-day passes cost $14. Children under age 12 are admitted free.

Information: 649-7000.

Student with meningitis is in good condition

Richard Galasso, 22, a Loyola College hockey player who was stricken last week with meningitis, was in good condition yesterday, said Vivienne Stearns-Elliott, a spokeswoman at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Another member of the team, Sean Llewellyn, 18, who also was admitted at GBMC on Thursday with a meningitis-related infection, was released Monday, Stearns-Elliott said.

TOWSON -- Baltimore County police have charged a fourth person in the shooting of a teen-ager during a birthday party in Essex last month.

Wesley L. Sanders, 18, of the 700 block of West Kings Way in Essex was charged with attempted murder and two counts of armed robbery in the Jan. 18 shooting of Chap Murray, 15, at a birthday party in the 500 block of Kingston Road in Essex.

Sanders was arrested early yesterday and was being held at the Essex Precinct last night pending a bail review hearing.

Hit-and-run accident claims life on Wilkens Ave.


CATONSVILLE -- Baltimore County police were searching yesterday for the driver of a Ford Explorer who killed a woman in a hit-and-run accident as she walked along Wilkens Avenue.

Nicole Vaughan, 26, of the 1100 block of Sargeant St. was walking along the shoulder of Wilkens Avenue near the Beltway about 6: 15 a.m. when the driver of an Explorer hit her and drove away, police said.

After news reports of the accident aired last night, police received tips that led them to the Ford Explorer they believe was involved in the accident. The vehicle was parked in the Yale Heights section of Southwest Baltimore. Charges were expected to be filed late last night.

Board to study changes for day care operations


TOWSON -- The County Council last night unanimously approved a resolution asking the county planning board to study changes that would make zoning laws more flexible for those who want to offer day care operations.

Zoning laws now restrict people with less than 1 acre who provide home day care to fewer than eight children, while those with more than 1 acre may have up to 20 youngsters.

Councilman Vincent J. Gardina, a Perry Hall Democrat, who introduced the resolution, said he wants to explore a middle ground for people in older neighborhoods who may have lots under 1 acre and who want to provide day care for more than eight but fewer than 20 children.

Pub Date: 2/19/97

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