In Baltimore CityDeportation hearing in Canada delayed for...

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July 22, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Deportation hearing in Canada delayed for man sought in killing

A fugitive from Baltimore who is seeking political asylum in Canada delayed his deportation hearing yesterday so he can get a new lawyer, said Haven H. Kodeck, deputy city state's attorney.

David A. Gatton, 21, of Brooklyn is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting Feb. 18 of Anthony Henson, 20, during an argument. Gatton surrendered to police in Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 25. Noting Maryland's death penalty and crowded prisons, he has requested asylum in Canada as a United Nations political refugee.

Yesterday was the second time Gatton has delayed his deportation hearing. He is being held in a Vancouver jail, awaiting an Aug. 15 hearing.

Police satellite station to open on Eastern Avenue

The Police Department is to open a satellite station at 1 p.m. today on the second floor of the Chesapeake Bank of Maryland building at 2240 Eastern Ave. in Southeast Baltimore.

The station will be manned by a neighborhood services officer and will be used to train citizen patrols and to hold meetings with community groups, said Sgt. Scott Rowe, a police spokesman.

Rowe said the department has more than a dozen satellite stations.

Police identify victim fatally shot near his home

Police identified yesterday a man who was fatally shot early Tuesday near his home in Rognell Heights in Southwest Baltimore.

Carl Hamilton, 24, of the first block of N. Woodington Road was shot several times by an unknown assailant about 12: 05 a.m. in the first block of S. Woodington Road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police had no suspect and had not determined a motive for the slaying.

In Baltimore County

Two men rob couple of $8 in their apartment

WOODLAWN -- A pair of robbers, one armed with a piece of a picket fence and a roll of duct tape, robbed a couple of $8 yesterday at their home, police said.

The men entered an apartment in the 3900 block of Rolling Road about 9: 55 a.m., said Cpl. Vickie Warehime, county police spokeswoman. One man went upstairs and held shut the door of the bathroom, blocking in the woman who lives in the apartment. The other man tried to tape the wrists of a male resident, but the man resisted, and the two scuffled.

The assailants fled after taking money from a wallet in the house. The apartment residents were not injured, police said.

Gunman robs Towson bank at opening; suspect arrested

TOWSON -- A man suspected of robbing First Mariner Bank in the 1700 block of York Road yesterday was arrested last night and was being interviewed by detectives. No other details on the arrest were available.

Cpl. Vickie Warehime, a county police spokeswoman, said a man armed with a silver-colored handgun and wearing a head wrap came up behind a female employee as she unlocked the front door about 8: 35 a.m. and forced her inside.

After he was given an undisclosed sum of money from the vault, he drove away in a white luxury sedan, either a Mercedes-Benz or a Lexus, police said.

Local Junior Achievement wins top award for 2nd year

HUNT VALLEY -- For the second year in a row, Junior Achievement of Central Maryland has won a top award from the organization's national leadership.

The local nonprofit organization, based in Hunt Valley, won the Peak Performance Team Award, which recognizes program growth, funding growth, leadership and effectiveness.

The Central Maryland franchise, which has been in operation since 1957, serves about 20,000 students in Baltimore County, Baltimore City and seven other counties. It focuses on preparing young people for work.

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