A Baltimore man who was wanted by Annapolis police on...

September 10, 1997

A Baltimore man who was wanted by Annapolis police on attempted murder and kidnapping charges was ordered held on $75,000 bond yesterday by a District Court judge.

Tony Nathaniel Braxton, 24, of the 2500 block of Joseph Ave. remained in the Anne Arundel County detention center last night.

Braxton and Michael G. Mfume, 27, son of NAACP president Kweise Mfume, were arrested by Baltimore County police Thursday after the two men were involved in an auto accident in Perry Hall.

Mfume was wanted for failing to appear in court on traffic violations. After the accident, he was charged with giving a false statement, driving without insurance, driving with a suspended license and giving false information in an accident report. He was released on $1,000 bond in Baltimore County.

Baltimore County police found in a record check that Braxton was wanted by Anne Arundel police in connection with a handgun violation and by Annapolis police on the attempted murder charge. Braxton was transferred to the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on Monday.

According to court records in Annapolis, Annapolis police Officer Eric Davis and another officer heard two gunshots about 1 a.m. Aug. 1 and pulled into an Exxon station in the 1900 block of West St. to investigate. They saw a man with a gun in the driver's seat of a Dodge and another man trying to push a third person, identified as William Cook, into the car, court records show.

The officers approached the car with their weapons drawn and ordered all three men to the ground. Cook complied, but the other two struggled with police and escaped, according to the court records.

The officers later found Braxton's driver's license and a .22-caliber handgun in the Dodge.

A tip about a drug pickup in North County led to the arrest Monday of a Somerset County man on marijuana charges, county police said.

Police said an informant told them to watch a location, which they would not divulge, for a man who would pick up a package of marijuana.

Undercover detectives watched the area and saw a man pick up a package about 5: 45 p.m. and drive off, police said. Officers stopped the man on West Nursery Road and arrested him.

They found a package with 1 pound of marijuana, an additional 106 grams of marijuana in the man's car, and a 9 mm assault rifle with two loaded magazines, police said.

Samuel Olen Polk Jr., 22, of Eden, Md., was charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Police are determining whether to file weapons charges against him.

Police also seized the 1990 Chevrolet Beretta that Polk was driving.

County police arrested three men on burglary charges Monday after an officer found one of them near a Brooklyn tub store that was burglarized.

Officer Roger Crawford went to Brooklyn Tub in the 5100 block of Ritchie Highway just after midnight to investigate a burglary report. He found a pane of glass missing from the storefront and an undisclosed amount of money missing from the register.

Crawford searched the area and found a man a few blocks away who matched the description of one of the burglars.

The officer stopped the man and asked him about the burglary. The man told the officer he could find his friends at a house in the 4900 block of Brookwood Road, police said.

Crawford arrested one man, and other officers went to the Brookwood Road address, where they arrested two other men.

Charged with second-degree burglary and theft were David Lee Shiflett, 35, of the 1300 block of Church St. in Baltimore; Anthony Alexander August, 25, of the 4900 block of Brookwood Road in Brooklyn Park; and Michael Lee Beall, 28, of the 900 block of Victory Ave. in Brooklyn Park.

Pub Date: 9/10/97

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