In Baltimore County Author Sonia Sanchez scheduled to...

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March 01, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Author Sonia Sanchez scheduled to speak at Goucher College

TOWSON -- In celebration of Black History Month and Women's History Month, Goucher College will present author, playwright and poet Sonia Sanchez at 7: 30 p.m. today.

A teacher of African-American literature and creative writing at Temple University, Sanchez has written numerous books of poetry. In 1985, she won an American Book Award for "Homegirls and Hand Grenades: Poems."

Sanchez will speak about African-American women and women in literature. The event, which will be held in Merrick Hall on the Goucher campus, is free and open to the public. Information: 410- 337-6333.

Police identify suspect in convenience store holdup

TOWSON -- County police have identified the suspect in the armed robbery of a Royal Farm store in Dundalk Monday morning.

Gregg Philip Gencel, 21, of the 800 block of Loalan Ave. in Dundalk has been charged with armed robbery, attempted murder, kidnapping, reckless endangerment, first-degree assault, carrying a concealed dangerous weapon and grand theft, police said. Gencel is accused of holding a knife to a clerk after robbing the store.

Officer Harry Persuhn shot at Gencel once, wounding him in the neck. Gencel is being held at the North Point Precinct. A bail review is scheduled for today.

Suspect in double shooting surrenders in Montana

TOWSON -- County police charged a suspect yesterday in a double shooting in Owings Mills after he surrendered in Montana.

Daniel Jayde Henderson, 23, was charged with two counts of attempted murder in the Feb. 11 shooting in the 12300 block of Bonfire Drive. Police said Henderson had relatives in Canada and returned to the United States Monday night to turn himself in to U.S. Customs officials.

Henderson, of the 8000 block of Greenspring Way, is being held without bail at the Toole County sheriff's office in Montana, pending an extradition hearing.

Randallstown man charged in attack on store clerk

RANDALLSTOWN -- County police have charged a 34-year-old Randallstown man with attempted murder and attempted armed robbery after he allegedly hit a store clerk in the head with a brick.

Police said Maceo Warren walked into a General Nutrition Store in the 8600 block of Liberty Road Monday morning and struck the 32-year-old store clerk while she was getting him an item he requested. The brick was in a paper bag. When the clerk fought back, the man ran out of the store, police said. Warren was arrested in Baltimore, police said.

Warren, of the 9000 block of Allenswood Road, is being held without bail.

In Baltimore City

Woman found dead in yard a homicide victim, police say

The death of an unidentified woman whose body was found yesterday afternoon in the back yard of a Southwest Baltimore rowhouse was a homicide, police said.

The body of the woman, who appeared to be in her 20s, was found about 3: 30 p.m. by a passer-by walking in the rear of the 3000 block of W. Lanvale St., said Detective Vincent T. Stevenson. The victim had numerous injuries that Stevenson declined to describe.

Boy, 11, wounded in jaw; type of weapon unknown

An 11-year-old Southwest Baltimore boy was shot in the jaw with an unknown weapon yesterday while he and friends rode bicycles in an alley in Edmondson Village.

Davon Elliott of the 3900 block of Woodridge Ave. reported he was in the 3900 block of Cranston Ave. about 6: 30 p.m. when he heard a popping noise and felt pain in his right jaw, said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman. She said the boy's grandmother drove him to St. Agnes HealthCare, where he was released after treatment.

Cook-Hayes said the projectile would be removed from Davon's jaw in a few days. She said the incident is being investigated by the violent crimes task force.

Son of police officer, another man shot in car

The son of a Baltimore police officer and another man were shot Monday night while parked in the officer's personal car on Reisterstown Road, police said yesterday.

Two men dressed in black approached the 1998 black Lexus about 8: 30 p.m. Monday at Quantico Car Wash in the 4100 block of Reisterstown Road, and at least one began firing through the driver's side window, the victims told police.

Travis Williams, 19, was listed in stable condition yesterday at Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to a shoulder. Police officials said he is the son of Officer Eunice A. Berry, a 26-year veteran assigned to the Western District. Eli Barber, 23, of Baltimore County, was shot in the foot and also treated at Sinai.

Special Olympics skating tourney scheduled Friday

Special Olympics of Maryland, Baltimore City Ice Skating Tournament will be held from 10: 30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Friday at Mount Pleasant Ice Arena, 6101 Hillen Road.

Athletes from public schools and private centers will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in various skating events. Information: Leslie Brudenell, 410-396-1850.

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