Guard member dies in crash

husband charged

October 14, 2001|By Michael Scarcella | Michael Scarcella,SUN STAFF

A 25-year-old Baltimore woman, one of the 70 members of the Salisbury-based 115th Military Police Battalion scheduled to leave yesterday morning, never arrived at the Parkville Armory.

Four hours before she was to depart for Fort Stewart, Ga., Telayia T. Marshall was killed in a car crash during a domestic dispute with her husband, police said.

Marshall, who lived with her husband, Leroy, 26, in the 5900 block of Daywalt Ave. on the city's east side, was arguing with him inside a car near Charles and Mulberry streets about 2:30 a.m., according to reports.

Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said a Maryland Transit Administration employee noticed a woman struggling inside a 1994 Ford Taurus, trying to exit the car, at the intersection of Howard and Mulberry.

Police said that when Marshall attempted to get out of the car, her husband grabbed her around the neck, pulled her back into the car and sped off.

The car traveled three blocks and then flipped, rolling several times, between Charles and St. Paul streets. Telayia Marshall was thrown from the car and died shortly thereafter.

Her husband fled on foot, according to police. Sometime later, he agreed to surrender to police through his lawyer. However, at 4:30 p.m., he was taken into custody at Mercy Medical Center, where he had admitted himself for an "unspecified medical condition," according to police.

Marshall was charged with negligent manslaughter, second-degree assault and false imprisonment, police said.

Telayia Marshall's unit is one of three -- about 300 Guardsmen in all -- deployed yesterday to Georgia as apart of the homeland defense effort.

Lt. Barbara Maher, spokesman for the Maryland National Guard, said Marshall had been a member of the unit for about three years.

"It's a big loss," Maher said. "She was an important member of our unit. She will receive full military honors at her funeral."

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