Grand jury indicts 4 in separate cases They include teen accused in traffic fatality, father charged with child abuse

November 18, 1997|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Carroll County grand jury has indicted four people, including a Reisterstown teen-ager on a charge of auto manslaughter and a Hampstead father on charges of abusing his 9-year-old daughter.

The indictments, which were handed up last week and made public yesterday, also included 28 counts against Roy D. Marshall, 32, of Westminster, who owned and operated Marshall's Carpet & Services Inc. in Reese.

Marshall, who is free on $75,000 bail and is thought to be living with his mother in Riverside, Ohio, is accused of twice using a client's credit cards to charge airline tickets to Orlando, Fla.

The indictment lists multiple charges of theft over and under $300, attempted theft and credit card misuse in connection with tickets purchased Aug. 25 and Sept. 3.

The indictment against the Hampstead man, who is not being identified to protect the privacy of his daughter, lists charges of child abuse, two counts of third-degree sexual offense and second-degree assault.

The alleged offenses occurred during the summer.

A third indictment charges Marlowe R. Woodyard, 25, of Sykesville with attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of Curtis Frisby, 32, of Westminster in the first block of Charles St. on Oct. 22.

Woodyard also is accused of first- and second-degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment and three counts of handgun violations stemming from a shooting outside the Bishop Garth's apartments at 9: 45 p.m.

Woodyard is being held without bail at the Carroll County Detention Center.

In the fourth indictment, Benjamin F. McCauley IV, 19, of Reisterstown was charged with auto manslaughter and 18 additional criminal and traffic charges stemming from an accident Oct. 11 on Route 97, just south of the Pennsylvania border, in which Beverly Harner, 43, of Littlestown, Pa., was killed.

Police have said that alcohol and speed were factors.

McCauley, who was 18 at the time of the accident, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while under the influence, driving recklessly and negligently, being a minor in possession of alcohol, and altering the bumper and frame rails of his truck, which allegedly reduced their effectiveness for safety purposes.

Pub Date: 11/18/97

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