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January 15, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Inmate stabs guard taking him back to cell at Supermax

A correctional officer was stabbed by an inmate yesterday at the Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center in Baltimore, the state's most secure prison known as "Supermax."

Sgt. Quinton Myers, a five-year veteran, was escorting an inmate, 23, back to his cell about 2:30 a.m. when the prisoner - reportedly handcuffed - stabbed him in the face and arms with a homemade knife, said David Towers, a prison spokesman. Myers was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released, Towers said.

He said the inmate is serving a 40-year sentence for robbery and assault and has been at Supermax since July 1999. Towers would not release the inmate's name. The incident is being investigated, Towers said, adding, "it looks, preliminarily, that the procedures were followed."

Police raids on gang end in 3 arrests, drug seizures

Two men and a woman believed to be members of a drug distribution gang known as "504" have been arrested by Eastern District narcotics officers, who seized heroin and marijuana valued at more than $120,000; $46,000 in cash; drug paraphernalia; and two vehicles.

The arrests and seizures occurred Friday during raids at several locations throughout the city, police said. Troy Dower, 25, of the 3900 block of Boarman Ave. was charged under the state's "drug kingpin" statute with possession of heroin and marijuana with intent to distribute, police said.

Warren Evans, 24, of the 1800 block of Moreland Ave. and Latrya Hawkins, 28, of the 4200 block of Belvieu Ave. were charged with simple possession with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana, police said. All were processed at Central Booking and Intake Center.

Maryland historical group seeks tour volunteers

The Maryland Historical Society, the state's oldest cultural institution, is seeking volunteer guides to lead visitors through its museum on West Monument Street.

Volunteers must be willing to attend the training sessions, beginning in March, and give one tour per week on the day of their choice. Information: 410-685-3750, Ext. 336.

In Baltimore County

Domestic violence group names executive director

TOWSON - Turnaround Inc., a nonprofit provider of services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, has named Leslie Kayne as executive director.

Kayne is a graduate of Goucher College and attended the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She was the executive director of AIDS Interfaith Residential Services for a decade.

Turnaround Inc., which has offices in Towson, Baltimore and Rosedale, offers individual and group counseling for survivors of rape, incest, child sexual assault and domestic violence; a 24-hour hot line; and emergency services. Information: 410-377-8111.

Book on resources for seniors available

TOWSON - The 2001 edition of the book "Baltimore County Senior Resources" is available in county senior centers and public libraries.

The publication, produced by the county Department of Aging and Patuxent Publishing, contains information on legal services, housing options, support groups, recreational activities and volunteer opportunities. Information: 410-887-2594.

Assistant principal chosen at Pine Grove Middle School

TOWSON - James H. Wilson, a Baltimore County educator who has been an assistant to Deputy Superintendent Christine M. Johns since September, has been transferred to Pine Grove Middle School, where he will be assistant principal.

Wilson, who was principal at Woodlawn High School for four years, had been the head of the county school system's Office of Equity and Assurance. Superintendent Joe A. Hairston moved Wilson from that job in September.

The school system did not disclose Wilson's salary.

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