Bail set for 3 in shooting of woman 4th suspect held in jail in pizza driver case

March 21, 1997|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

Bail was set at $250,000 each yesterday for three teen-agers who have been charged in the shooting last month of a Taneytown pizza delivery woman.

Hearings were held for Melissa A. Redding, 18, Corey A. Coil, 19, and Leo "Joey" Brandenburg, 17, who, with Edward F. "Eddie" Sible, 18, all of Taneytown, were indicted March 6 on charges of attempted armed robbery, first-degree assault, use of a handgun to commit a violent crime, reckless endangerment and conspiracy.

Sible, who police say pulled the trigger in the attempted robbery of Linda A. Bond, is being held without bail at the Carroll County Detention Center. He did not have a bail review hearing yesterday.

Sible also was charged with attempted first-degree murder and attempted carjacking.

Police said that Bond, 47, of Westminster, a driver for the Taneytown Pizza Hut, was lured to a remote area five miles from Taneytown to deliver a fake pizza order about 9 p.m. Feb. 20.

Police said the woman was shot after she failed to stop when Sible, Coil and Brandenburg came out of the bushes on the rural dirt road.

Despite her wound, Bond was able to drive to Taneytown, where co-workers summoned help.

Bond was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and treated for a .22-caliber gunshot to her shoulder. The bullet ,, lodged behind her liver, police said.

Bond was discharged from the hospital about 10 days later.

At yesterday's proceedings, State's Attorney Jerry F. Barnes argued that a high bail be set on the three defendants because of the seriousness of the charges.

Barnes told Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. that the gun has not been recovered. Barnes said all three knew a gun was present and would be used to commit a planned robbery. Police said the robbery was planned because one member of the group needed money to go to a movie.

Barnes said yesterday that Bond is fearful that the defendants would come after her again if they were set free.

Lawyers representing Redding, Coil and Brandenburg argued in the separate hearings that their clients should be given reasonable bail. They said that, unlike initial charging documents that alleged attempted first-degree murder against the four suspects, the grand jury had amended the charges because their clients were not considered to be the shooter.

But Barnes argued that if the delivery woman had died, all would have been charged with murder.

"Maybe we should all tip our hat to Shock Trauma," said Beck.

Pub Date: 3/21/97

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