Pasadena man charged in assault of his girlfriend

October 29, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

County police charged a Pasadena man with assault Monday after his girlfriend was thrown into a closet in their house in the 7800 block of Outing Ave. and a shotgun was fired through the door.

Sheila Rivard, 37, was treated at North Arundel Hospital for injuries sustained in a fight. She was not wounded in the shooting, police said.

Her boyfriend, Jeffrey Lee Singleton, 26, was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, police said.

Police said a 15-year-old boy who lived in the residence called from a neighbor's house to report a fight shortly after 9 p.m. While officers were on their way to the house, the boy called again to report hearing gunfire, police said.

Officers surrounded the house while Rivard and a 9-year-old boy were being held inside, police said.

A dispatch officer persuaded the suspect to surrender after about 30 minutes, and he was arrested, police said.

The two boys were not injured.

Two land surveyors working along Rock Cove Lane in Severna Park on Monday discovered the body of an Eastern Shore man in a ravine.

The body of Michael Douglas Raper, 37, of Preston in Caroline County was discovered about 3 p.m. in the woods at the end of a steep ravine in the 600 block of Rock Cove Lane.

Investigators said Raper's injuries were consistent with those sustained in a fall, but they are awaiting results of an autopsy by the state medical examiner.

Police said the body appeared to have been in the ravine about a day. Raper had not been reported missing, investigators said.

Pub Date: 10/29/97

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