Man, 59, thrown from pickup truck after hitting tree A...

Arundel Digest

August 11, 2002

Man, 59, thrown from pickup truck after hitting tree

A 59-year-old Glen Burnie motorist was thrown from his pickup when the truck struck a tree late Thursday night, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police said the 1993 Ford truck was westbound on Myers Drive when it left the road and traveled 79 feet up the curb and sidewalk. It struck two cable boxes before hitting the tree head-on near Snowden Lane.

The driver, F. Edmund Sutton of the 1700 block of Hyde Park Drive, suffered head injuries. Police said there was an open 64-ounce bottle of ale on the passenger-side floor of the truck, and police were investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Sutton was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was in serious condition Friday, hospital officials said.

Man, 22, is charged with attempted murder

Police charged a 22-year-old Chesapeake Harbor man with five counts of attempted murder and related charges in connection with a shooting that occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday.

Towhee Sparrow of the 1000 block of Chesapeake Harbor Drive was being held Friday without bail at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center, officials said.

Anne Arundel County and Annapolis police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1000 block of Chesapeake Harbor Drive. Police said a dispute had arisen between a group of residents and the occupants of a car. They said a girl in the car had a problem with one or two of Sparrow's sisters.

Police alleged that a resident interceded and fired at the vehicle. The car's occupants, who were from Annapolis, drove a way and contacted police from a residence in the 1000 block of Kensington Way, police said. Police said a person, believed to Sparrow, knocked on the door there, but the people inside would not let him in.

A 23-year-old passenger, Makia Larkins, was wounded. Passenger Tykiya Larkins, 19, was cut by flying glass, and passenger Kylia Powell, 14, was injured by broken glass and by chemical spray. Passenger Michelle Snowden, 15, was hurt by broken glass, police said. A 4-year-old boy in the car, Kemarrian Blair, was not hurt. The injured were treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center and released.

Severn house fire blamed on electrical malfunction

A fire blamed on an electrical malfunction made a home in the 1400 block of Georgia Ave. in the Cedarhurst neighborhood of Severn uninhabitable and killed a family cat Friday, Anne Arundel County fire officials said.

Division Chief John M. Scholz said a neighbor reported the fire at the home of Sharon and Frank Duvall at 11:24 a.m. Firefighters responding to the call found smoke coming from the rear of the home. The blaze was brought under control at 12:14 p.m. by 32 firefighters, he said. Damage to the house was estimated at $300,000. Red Cross officials were contacted because the home was too damaged for the family to return.

Scholz said the apparent cause was an electrical malfunction on a second-story exterior deck. Only the cat was home at the time of the fire.

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