Man charged in abductions, shootings is held without bail One victim was shot at least 11 times

November 11, 1997|By Kristi E. Swartz | Kristi E. Swartz,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

A Baltimore County man arrested Saturday night on charges of shooting two women and an Anne Arundel police officer in an alleged three-day crime spree was ordered held without bail yesterday by District Court Judge James W. Dryden.

Norman Lindsey Mayes, 20, of the 2700 block of Yarnall Road, Baltimore Highlands, is charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, assault, kidnapping and felony theft. The charges stem from the abduction Thursday of Evelyn Seto of Pasadena from a Northrup Grumman parking lot, an exchange of shots with Anne Arundel Police Officer Jeffrey Morgan on Friday and the abduction Wednesday of a South Baltimore woman.

Mayes is charged with kidnapping, attempted first-degree murder and assault with attempt to murder in the attack on Seto; attempted first- and second-degree murder, felony assault, motor vehicle theft and felony theft in the gunfight with Morgan; and attempted murder and a handgun violation in the incident with the South Baltimore woman.

Seto, 37, told police that she was leaving her office about 7 p.m. in the 1500 block of W. Nursery Road in Linthicum, near Baltimore-Washington International Airport, when a man grabbed her from behind, bound her hands behind her back with duct tape, forced her into a Dodge Shadow and said, "I'm going to kill you."

He then drove off. Seto escaped from the car in the 1300 block of River Road, but the driver stopped and shot her several times. Seto fell and the man got in the car, drove to a stop sign, made a U-turn, returned to where she lay and shot her twice more, according to witnesses and police.

Police said they found 11 bullet wounds in Seto's buttocks, chest, arms and legs. Bullets also grazed the side of her face.

She was listed in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Sunday, but a hospital spokeswoman said yesterday that she could not release further information at the family's request.

Police later learned that the car involved in Seto's abduction was reported stolen from Marley Station mall, police said. It was found in the Bay Meadows Industrial Park near Glen Burnie.

Friday night, Morgan saw a 1992 Chevrolet conversion van fishtailing in the 900 block of Elkridge Landing Road and stopped it. The driver got out of the van and shot at him, police said.

Morgan fired back, striking the man in the shoulder. The man got back in the van and sped away, but it crashed into a utility pole a block away, and the man ran into woods.

Police searched the woods unsuccessfully but identified Mayes from fingerprints in the van and went to his grandmother's home in Baltimore Highlands, where they arrested him about 4: 30 p.m. Saturday after a brief standoff.

Mayes was taken to Shock Trauma, where he was treated and released into police custody, police said.

Police later found out the van had been stolen from the Annapolis area, police said.

Police said they found a .38-caliber handgun in the house that they linked to the shots fired at Morgan and Seto.

Baltimore City police said a woman called them Friday after hearing of the Anne Arundel County incidents and said a man shot her in the back Wednesday after she ran from his car in the 3200 block of Sun St. in Fairfield. The man picked her up in South Baltimore and she ran after he ordered her to put her hands on the dashboard, police said.

She identified Mayes after he was taken into custody, police said.

Mayes, who works at a Jiffy Lube franchise in Annapolis, was on probation after being convicted of car theft, theft of more than $300 and malicious destruction of property in incidents in February and May.

Pub Date: 11/11/97

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