County jury convicted Edward E. McCorkle, 33...

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December 17, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- A county jury convicted Edward E. McCorkle, 33, of first-degree murder after hearing evidence of what prosecutors called the "execution style" murder a year ago of Kevin R. Reynolds, a Reisterstown maintenance worker who was dating McCorkle's former girlfriend.

The jury deliberated nearly five hours Tuesday night before convicting McCorkle of murder and a charge of using a handgun in a violent crime. Reynolds was killed the day before he was to testify against McCorkle in court.

At the time of the killing, McCorkle faced charges that he attempted to murder Reynolds during a stabbing the previous May. Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of life without parole. No date has been set for sentencing.

Police captain to receive community award from FBI

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TOWSON -- Police Capt. Brian A. Uppercue will receive the Director's Community Leadership Award today from the FBI's Baltimore office.

Uppercue, 42, is receiving the award for his work with a program called Juveniles In Need Of Supervision (JOINS), which tries to divert first- or second-time offenders out of the justice system with a mix of counseling and community service. He is a 19-year veteran of the county Police Department.

The JOINS program has led to partnerships with county and state agencies that have helped at-risk youth, said the FBI, and Uppercue is being recognized for helping to shape the partnerships.

Library's 'Storyline' service reinstated

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TOWSON -- The county public library has reinstated its phone service that allows children to listen to stories 24 hours a day.

Storyline features a variety of three-minute stories for children between the ages of 3 and 10. Storyline was put out of operation for a year so that the service could be upgraded.

Stories are chosen and recorded by library staff volunteers. Holiday stories will be featured until Jan. 3. The Storyline number is 410-887-6116.

A man charged with forcing his way into two homes and raping women at gunpoint this month was arrested yesterday in Northwest Baltimore, police said.

Roland Randolph Cann, 27, of no known address was charged with two counts of rape and handgun violations in two attacks Dec. 8 in the 3700 block of Reisterstown Road, said Sgt. Scott Rowe, a department spokesman.

Rowe said Cann was arrested about 4: 30 a.m. in woods off the 3900 block of Wabash Ave. by detectives who were searching for him. He was being held last night at the Central Booking and Intake Center, awaiting a bail review hearing, Rowe said.

Police charge youth, 16, in killing of 14-year-old

A teen-ager has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy on Dec. 5 in West Baltimore, police said yesterday.

Detective Bobby Patton said Langston E. Jackson, 16, of the 2500 block of Harlem Ave. was arrested Friday at home and charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the slaying of Markel Ward. Jackson is being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

Markel, of the 900 block of Franklintown Road, was killed outside a carryout restaurant in the 2900 block of Edmondson Ave. in the Rosemont area. A motive remains unknown. Patton asked that anyone who witnessed the shooting call the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.

Man found fatally shot on South Mount Street

Police were investigating yesterday the killing of Michael Adams, 26, of the 100 block of S. Fulton Ave. who was shot several times in Southwest Baltimore.

Police responding to a call of shots fired at West Lombard and North Mount streets about 12: 20 a.m. found Adams a block south, lying face down in the first block of S. Mount St. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Unidentified man's body found on Alhambra Avenue

An unidentified man was found fatally shot yesterday in a pickup truck in North Baltimore, police said.

Detective Joseph Phelps said the man was found slumped over the wheel of the vehicle in the 5200 block of Alhambra Ave. near McCabe Avenue about 7: 25 p.m. by a Fire Department ambulance crew, responding to a report of an ill man.

Phelps said the man been shot at least once from the passenger side of the vehicle shortly before he was found.

Pub Date: 12/17/98

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