Three county employees were arrested yesterday...


March 05, 1997|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Three county employees were arrested yesterday and charged with having sex with a 17-year-old girl who suffers from mental disorders, a police spokesman said.

Bill Toohey, the spokesman, said the alleged incidents occurred Jan. 12 at a Department of Public Works shop in the 7200 block of Johnnycake Road and at Eastern Sanitary Landfill in the 6200 block of Days Cove Road.

Toohey said Francis L. Willie Jr., 42; Byron C. Curry, 53; and Jimmie L. Johnson, 46, whose addresses were not available, each were charged with committing a fourth-degree sex offense and perverted practices and were being held at the county detention center.

Featherbed Lane school opens 16-room addition


WOODLAWN -- Featherbed Lane Elementary, the county's most crowded elementary school, marked the opening of a 16-room addition with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

School, county and state officials joined the staff, parents and students to celebrate the expansion, which relieves a school that has packed 726 students into a building designed for 455.

Ferguson re-elected head of Baltimore Co. NAACP


CATONSVILLE -- Patricia Cook Ferguson has been re-elected president of the Baltimore County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Other officers include: Rainier Harvey Sr., vice president; Tracey Dabo, acting secretary; and Mac Omoile, treasurer.

The branch's next meeting is at 7: 30 p.m. March 13 at Banneker Community Center, Wesley Avenue and Main Street, Catonsville. Information: 747-7200.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center, in partnership with the neighborhood group Centro de la Communidad, will open a health care center March 22 to serve East Baltimore's Latino community.

La Familia Health Center at 2720 Pulaski Highway will be staffed for 20 hours each week by a doctor and several volunteer nurses from Johns Hopkins Hospital. It will provide free immunizations and preventive health care for pediatric and adult patients. Information: 675-8906.

May trial date set for man charged in slaying of boy, 3

A May 28 trial date was set yesterday for Maurice Andre Blevins, 19, who is charged with murder in the fatal shooting of 3-year-old James Smith III during a Jan. 2 gunfight in a West Baltimore barbershop.

Blevins, of the 1100 block of W. Lexington St., appeared before Circuit Judge Evelyn O. Cannon and pleaded not guilty to the killing of James and the attempted killings of James' mother, Cheryl Whittington, and Kenya Davis, who allegedly was the intended target.

Davis, 20, also appeared before Cannon and pleaded not guilty to reckless endangerment and handgun violation charges. His trial was set for June 2.

Police identify man killed by MTA bus Monday night

Police have identified Errol Johnson, 58, of the 3900 block of Reisterstown Road as the man who died of injuries he suffered when he fell under a Mass Transit Administration bus Monday night. Johnson was running to catch a bus in the 5100 block of Reisterstown Road about 9: 05 p.m. when he lost his footing.

Pub Date: 3/05/97

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