In Baltimore City Girl, 14, critically injured after...

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March 10, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Girl, 14, critically injured after being hit by vehicle

A 14-year-old girl was critically injured yesterday afternoon when she was hit by a vehicle while apparently trying to cross a West Baltimore street, city police said.

Tiffany Jones of the 2100 block of W. Fayette St. was struck by a green 2001 Jeep Cherokee that was being driven north on North Fulton Avenue, near Harlem Avenue. She was in critical condition last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, suffering a broken leg and head injuries.

Agent Martin Bartness, a city police spokesman, identified the Jeep's driver as Kimberly Linette Yancy, 26, of the 1500 block of Lochwood Road in Northeast Baltimore. No charges have been filed.

Kingsville man sentenced to prison, fined in tax case

A Kingsville man who failed to file federal taxes from 1977 to 1991 and again during the late 1990s -- despite an Internal Revenue Service investigation -- was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court to a year and a day in prison.

John L. Katsafanas, 54, pleaded guilty in December to willful failure to file tax returns. He has agreed to pay $350,000 in back taxes and penalties to the IRS.

U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis also ordered Katsafanas to pay $110,864 in restitution.In Baltimore County

City man gets life without parole in killing

TOWSON -- A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge sentenced a Baltimore man to life without parole for killing a prostitute.

Judge James T. Smith Jr. sentenced Joseph R. Metheny for killing Cathy Ann Magaziner in 1994 near the Southwest Baltimore pallet company where he worked.

Prosecutors said the robbery of Magaziner's purse and clothes qualified the case for the death penalty. But the Court of Appeals ordered Metheny resentenced last year to either life or life without parole, ruling there was insufficient evidence to show the robbery occurred during the killing.

Suspect in car theft is caught after chase

A man stole a Mazda Protege in Baltimore County yesterday, setting off a chase that resulted in minor injuries to two officers before the suspect was arrested by Baltimore City police officers.

Baltimore County police said the suspect, Ronald Curtis Clark II, 19, of the 200 block of Ellwood Ave. in Highlandtown, led police on a brief high-speed chase in western Baltimore County. He was later spotted by undercover officers in Essex. He drove at the officers, injuring two of them.

City police later arrested a man after he left his car and hid in a shed in the alley of the 3700 block of Claremont Ave. in Highlandtown. He was charged and was being held last night on $275,000 bail.

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