Seven arrested, accused of throwing rocks at cars 15-year-old boy injured

November 01, 1998

Seven people, including two adults from Ellicott City, were arrested Friday night, accused of throwing rocks from an overpass onto U.S. 29, Howard County police said. A 15-year-old boy riding in a van passing below was seriously injured.

According to police, a group of youths stood on Route 108 about 8 p.m., hurling rocks onto passing vehicles. The teen-age victim -- who was injured by broken glass -- was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police refused to identify the victim, and said they had no information on the extent of his injuries.

The adults, Jeffrey Cabiness, 18, of the 10300 block of Bassett Road and John Messner, 18, of the 2000 block of Mount Hebron Drive, were charged with reckless endangerment, assault, destruction of property and conspiracy, police said.

Pub Date: 11/01/98

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