Man receives 4-year sentence in beating of former girlfriend

November 05, 1997

A Westminster man was sentenced yesterday in Carroll County Circuit Court to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to beating his former girlfriend in May.

Reginald C. Cannon, 43, of the 100 block of E. Main St. will be on five years of probation after his release and may have no contact with the victim.

Prosecutors said Cannon came home May 30 and argued with the woman, yelling that he would kill her. He punched her in the face, ripped an earring from her ear, choked her and struck her twice in the left leg with a baseball bat, prosecutors said.

Cannon pleaded guilty to using the bat, a deadly weapon, and was sentenced to three years in prison, to be served concurrently to the assault count, court records show.

Parking to be restricted in downtown Westminster

Parking will be restricted on sections of downtown Main Street beginning tomorrow for fall tree pruning.

No parking will be allowed on East Main Street from Longwell Avenue to Railroad Avenue from 7 a.m. until about noon. Then, work will shift to a stretch of West Main Street from Railroad Avenue to John Street until about 5: 30 p.m.

Spaces will be opened as the work is finished on the trees -- primarily zelkovas (a hybrid Japanese elm), Bradford pears and honey locust, said Katrina L. Tucker, town planner.


Westminster: Firefighters responded at 4: 28 p.m. Monday to a wash detail at Route 27 and Hahn Road. Units were out 20 minutes.


Westminster: A resident of Uniontown Road told police Monday that someone broke a glass patio table outside the home.

Pub Date: 11/05/97

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