In Baltimore County Md. health official gets 6-month...

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January 14, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Md. health official gets 6-month home detention in tax case

TOWSON -- The former chief of computer operations for the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was sentenced to six months of home detention yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court for filing false state and federal income taxes.

Robert J. McGlone, 51, of the 9900 block of Tuscarora Road, Randallstown, altered the W-2 forms that he filed with his 1992, 1993 and 1997 state and federal income taxes to generate larger refunds than he was due, according to court records. The theft amounted to approximately $25,800, records show.

Judge Robert E. Cadigan also placed McGlone on five years' probation and ordered him to pay restitution.

Ruppersberger elected chair of Metro Council board

TOWSON -- Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger has been elected chairman of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council board of directors.

In accepting the post, Ruppersberger called for a "true regional transportation plan."

"We need to look at the big picture, which includes suburb-to-suburb commuting and finding transportation for city workers to job centers in the counties," Ruppersberger told the group this week. The board includes county executives from Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard and Harford counties, the Baltimore City mayor and a Carroll County commissioner.

Frederick Road effort topic of chamber breakfast

CATONSVILLE -- The Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce will hold a breakfast meeting at 7: 30 a.m. Tuesday to discuss the revitalization effort on Frederick Road.

Representatives from Baltimore County will be available to answer questions on low-interest loan programs, architectural services and reinvestment in the Village of Catonsville's revitalization district.

The meeting is at Friendly's Restaurant, 748 Frederick Road. Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Reservations: 410-719-9609.

In Baltimore City

W. Baltimore man convicted of killing his girlfriend

A West Baltimore man was convicted yesterday of killing his girlfriend, who was going to put him out of the house they shared because he was using drugs.

Freddie Edwards Jr., 44, of the 300 block of N. Carey St. was convicted of second-degree murder and robbery in Baltimore Circuit Court. Judge John C. Themelis set a March 20 sentencing date for Edwards, whose lawyer announced plans to appeal.

Last January, police found the body of Deborah Compton, 42 -- her hands tied with electrical cord and mouth covered with duct tape -- in the kitchen of the house she shared with Edwards. Edwards admitted smothering Compton because she discovered he was using narcotics and asked him to leave, according to court records.

Man shot in parking lot charged with armed robbery

A man shot by a parking lot attendant this week was charged in a warrant yesterday with the armed robbery of the downtown business.

Roy Dew, 61, an employee of All Right Parking in the 600 block of Cathedral St., was approached by two men, one with a sawed-off rifle, about 8: 30 p.m. Wednesday. Dew told police he feared for his life and pulled out a handgun and shot the gunman in both legs. The two men fled and police found the gunman in the 600 block of Ploy St., a block west of the parking lot.

Police said Henry Jamal Smith, 29, of the first block of N. Carrollton Ave. also was charged with assault with intent to kill. Smith was in stable condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police were seeking the other man.

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