Teen held in shooting charged with assaulting another inmate Youth among 4 accused of crime in February

April 06, 1997|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Taneytown teen-ager who is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center awaiting trial in the shooting of a Pizza Hut delivery woman in February has been accused of assaulting an inmate.

According to court records, a District Court commissioner issued a summons March 30 for Leo "Joey" Brandenburg, 17, after the other inmate, Timothy A. Blakey, filed a criminal complaint alleging that Brandenburg had struck him from behind and smashed his glasses in Unit 60, where both inmates are housed.

Blakey, 30, is charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in December. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail and is scheduled for trial next month.

In his written complaint, Blakey said he was watching television when Brandenburg struck him without provocation. He also alleged that a man from Littlestown, Pa., hired Brandenburg to kill him.

Brandenburg is one of four teen-agers accused of shooting Linda D. Bond, 47, of Westminster after luring her to a remote location five miles from Taneytown.

Bond survived, and a Taneytown resident who saw four people in the area of the shooting about 9 p.m. Feb. 20 gave state police the name of one of the four.

Police arrested Edward F. Sible, 18, of Harney, Corey A. Coil, 19, of Taneytown and Brandenburg on Feb. 27.

Melissa A. Redding, 18, of Taneytown was arrested March 3.

Sible is being held without bail. Each of the others is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

All are charged with first-degree assault, attempted armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, reckless endangerment and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony.

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

Pub Date: 4/06/97

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