In Baltimore City Man accused in killing of teen pleads...


August 09, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Man accused in killing of teen pleads innocent

A West Baltimore man charged with murder in the May killing of a Polytechnic Institute graduate and star athlete pleaded not guilty yesterday in Circuit Court.

Nathaniel Boyd Fedd, 29, whose last known address was on Myrtle Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Rio-Jarell Tatum, 19, in a robbery. Fedd also faces charges of robbery, first-degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony and other counts.

Tatum and a friend were attacked and robbed May 26 on North Paca Street as they were on their way to a nightclub. Tatum had just returned home from his freshman year at Penn State University.

Fedd's trial was scheduled for Nov. 7.

Arundel man, 18, found fatally wounded on street

An Anne Arundel County man was found fatally wounded last night on a Northeast Baltimore street by city police officers investigating a report of gunfire.

The victim, Antwane Quinton Thomas, 18, of the 100 block of Chesapeake Mobile Court in Hanover, was found lying in the 5800 block of Denview Way about 9 p.m., bleeding from wounds to the head and upper body, and died about 25 minutes later at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, said Detective Joe Jefferson, a homicide investigator.

Anyone having information about the killing is asked to call Jefferson or Detective John Riddick at 410-396-2100.

Campaign for Our Children gets `gold star' for teen ads

Campaign for Our Children, a Baltimore organization that designed a state education campaign to reduce teen pregnancy, was one of 10 groups lauded in a national advocacy report yesterday.

At a news conference in Baltimore, Population Connection, a group that works to slow population growth, gave the campaign a "gold star" for its advertisements that remind teens of the time and money it takes to raise a child.

The citation was part of a report Population Connection released listing kid-friendly programs around the country.

City department to collect unwanted electronic gear

City residents can get rid of old electronic equipment at a Department of Public Works drop-off tomorrow.

Equipment such as computers, keyboards and televisions will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Poly-Western High School parking lot at Falls Road and Cold Spring Lane.

Electronic equipment could contain toxic elements such as cadmium, lead and mercury, and proper disposal is needed to protect the environment. Items must be taken to the drop-off location and will not be picked up from homes.

In Baltimore County

Auction of golf course to be canceled, lawyer says

KINGSVILLE - An auction scheduled for today of Mount Vista Golf Course in Kingsville will be canceled, according to the lawyer for Mount Vista's owners.

Chesapeake Bank had filed foreclosure papers against Mount Vista on July 17 and scheduled an auction for this morning after bank officials said the owners stopped making payments on $2.2 million in loans from 1993 and 1996.

Robert Scarlett, who represents Mount Vista, said yesterday that the owners would settle their dispute with the bank before the auction or file for bankruptcy today in U.S. District Court to block the sale.

Volunteer fire company to hold crab feast Sunday

KINGSVILLE - Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual crab feast from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The event at the fire hall, 11601 Bellview Ave., will include a catered meal, beer and raffles.

Disc jockey Frank Spears will provide entertainment. Tickets are $35. Information: 410-679- 1920.

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