Columbia teen charged in throwing of rock

September 10, 1999|By Nancy A. Youssef | Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF

A 15-year-old Columbia youth was charged yesterday in a rock-throwing incident that left a newspaper delivery woman with severe head and facial injuries, Howard County police reported.

Lynn McKissic of Columbia was struck with a softball-sized rock at 4: 25 a.m. Aug. 26 after she finished delivering 350 copies of The Sun. Two of her children helped to drive her van to a gas station where they called 911.

The incident sparked community concern and prompted The Sun and the county Police Department to post a combined $2,000 reward.

Police charged the Owen Brown youth with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He was being held at Southern District station.

Pub Date: 9/10/99

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