The father of a White Marsh girl who was...


December 10, 1997|By From staff reports

WHITE MARSH -- The father of a White Marsh girl who was seriously wounded while playing with a handgun was charged yesterday with failing to store the gun out of the child's reach, police said.

The charge against Phillip Weaver Jr., 23, came two days after his 3 1/2 -year-old-daughter, Asia Antoinette Weaver, underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to her midsection.

The girl -- who, according to police, shot herself after finding her father's .45-caliber handgun under his bed -- was in fair condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. If convicted, Phillip Weaver could be fined up to $1,000, police said.

Man charged in stabbing of woman at Dundalk ATM


DUNDALK -- A 30-year-old man being held at the County Detention Center on robbery charges was charged yesterday with attempted murder in the Nov. 19 stabbing of a woman at an automated teller machine in Dundalk, police said.

William Joseph Pressley of the 1900 block of Washington Road in Dundalk was charged with attempted murder and robbery in the stabbing, which was witnessed by the woman's 8-year-old son, police said.

Pressley, who was being held without bail, originally was arrested in the Dec. 2 robbery of a Dundalk bank. Additional charges were filed after detectives noticed that he matched the description of the suspect in the Nov. 18 and Nov. 25 robberies of two convenience stores in Dundalk and the Nov. 19 stabbing, police said.

Vigil will honor victims of drunken-driving accidents


OWINGS MILLS -- With convicted drunken drivers undergoing treatment in the county's jail treatment center, members of anti-drunken driving groups, police and firefighters plan a candlelight vigil tonight in memory of victims of alcohol-related accidents.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Students Against Destructive Decisions plan to meet at the center on the grounds of Rosewood Hospital Center, 10225 Jensen Lane. Kathy Martin, who was badly injured by a drunken driver's car, will speak, along with Baltimore County Circuit Judge Lawrence R. Daniels.

The annual observance is part of national Drunk and Drugged-Driving Prevention Month.

Woman gets suspended term in insurance-fraud scheme


TOWSON -- An Anne Arundel County woman received a three-year suspended sentence and probation yesterday in a scheme to fraudulently obtain benefits under her former husband's medical insurance policy through the Baltimore County Fire Department, the state attorney general's office said.

Prosecutors said Margaret T. Carter, 53, of Stoney Beach pleaded guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court to felony theft for obtaining more than $26,000 in insurance benefits after her 1985 divorce from Charles C. Carter. Her former husband had continued to list her as his spouse in a "husband-and-wife" policy, prosecutors said.

Mr. Carter, 57, of Pasadena was sentenced Monday to 90 days of home detention, a two-year suspended prison term and five years' probation. The Carters also must pay $37,590 in restitution.

A Baltimore circuit judge has jailed a man who collected his jury duty fee and left the courthouse without waiting to be called for a trial.

Judge Robert I. H. Hammerman found Eddie L. Johnson Jr., 26, in contempt of court and sentenced him to three days in the Baltimore City Detention Center on Monday. According to court officials, Johnson reported for jury duty Oct. 16. and was paid the $10 juror fee, but left the courthouse before he was called into a courtroom at 10 a.m.

Johnson also failed to show up when Hammerman ordered him to appear in court Oct. 27 to explain his absence, said Marilyn Tokarski, jury commissioner.

Southeast family charged with distributing cocaine

An upper Fells Point couple and their son, charged in warrants with distributing cocaine in Southeast Baltimore, were arrested yesterday, police said.

Sgt. James Kirkpatrick, head of the Southeastern District drug enforcement unit, reported officers raided three dwellings and a store owned by the couple about 1 p.m., arrested the suspects and seized $9,000 worth of suspected cocaine, $13,000, and 15 rifles and handguns.

Charged and being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center are Donald and Olinda Oyela, both 54, who were arrested at their home in the 200 block of S. Broadway. Their son, Kenneth Oyela, 27, was arrested at his residence in the 100 block of S. Ann St., police said.

Pub Date: 12/10/97

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