John Michael Fleig, 32, of Rosedale -- a former...


July 08, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- John Michael Fleig, 32, of Rosedale -- a former congressional candidate who pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in an Edgemere man's 1997 killing -- is the only Republican to file for state Senate in the county's 7th District, which includes Dundalk and Edgemere.

Fleig, who testified against one of two defendants in the killing of Edward Ferdinand Fissell, 56, is to testify against a second defendant in September. He awaits sentencing in his own case, which was part of a plea agreement. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison, prosecutors said.

If he escapes a jail term, Fleig would face the winner of a Democratic primary between incumbent Sen. Norman R. Stone Jr. and Anthony J. Narutowicz in the general election.

Council tables bike bill in contentious meeting


TOWSON -- A bill that would have let county police donate seized or abandoned bicycles to private Citizens on Patrol groups rather than auction them off was tabled at Monday

night's council meeting -- apparently the victim of political bickering at an unusually contentious council meeting.

Dundalk Democrat Louis L. DePazzo made the motion to table the bill, saying he was worried about potential county liability for the bicycles and about whether giving them to the citizens groups is a good idea.

But his surprise move was seen as political payback for Towson Republican Douglas B. Riley's unrelated -- and unsuccessful -- attempt to amend the way the former Catonsville High School on Bloomsbury Avenue is treated under the county's Landmarks Preservation list.

Animals, produce, crafts scheduled at 4-H Fair


TIMONIUM -- Animals, produce and crafts will be featured at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium this week as part of the Baltimore County 4-H Fair.

About 400 4-H members, ages 5 to 18, will exhibit and compete tomorrow through Sunday. Horses, sheep, rabbits and dogs are among the animals scheduled to appear.

The fair, which is free and open to the public, runs from 8: 30 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow; from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; from 8: 30 a.m. to 11: 30 p.m. Saturday; and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Information: 410-666-1025.

Two men pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in city Circuit Court yesterday for the 1988 New Year's Day slaying of a Baltimore County man whose body was found in a car in Leakin Park.

Willie Petty Jr., 36, of Berlin, Worcester County and Jimmie McKoy, 34, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty before Judge Clifton J. Gordy to slaying Jason A. Ely, 21, whose body was stuffed into the trunk of an abandoned Toyota Cressida that was found in the 4500 block of Wetheredsville Road. Police said they believed the slaying was drug-related.

Prosecutors said the men were charged in October after they confessed. Petty's sister, JoAnn Petty, 38, of the 6800 block of Alter St. in Baltimore County, is scheduled to be tried today for first-degree murder in the slaying.

Pub Date: 7/08/98

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