Arundel Digest


October 25, 2002

17-year-old held, accused of stabbing a Columbia man

A 17-year-old remained in custody yesterday on charges of attempted second-degree murder after being arrested in Glen Burnie on Wednesday in the Oct. 18 stabbing of a Columbia man in Baltimore.

James Nicholas Fleishell, of no known address, was arrested by Anne Arundel County police about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Shana Road on a warrant. The arrest occurred without incident after police received a tip from a confidential source, Sgt. Joseph E. Jordan said.

The charges stem from a fight that occurred in the 400 block of Church St. in Baltimore. Jordan Wesley Cammack, 21, of the 6100 block of Turnabout Lane, Columbia, was stabbed several times in the upper body. The attacker fled before police arrived.

Cammack was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was released Sunday.

District Court Judge Martha F. Rasin held Fleishell on a $20,000 bond at a bail review hearing yesterday afternoon, said Kristin Riggin, a spokeswoman for the Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office. No trial date has been set.

Friendship man killed in car crash in Deale

Scott Stephen Valentine, 54, of Friendship died Monday after a head-on crash about 4:20 p.m. Monday on Deale Churchton Road in Deale.

His 1990 Dodge Caravan was struck by a 2002 Toyota Tundra driven by Dorothy Ann Murphy Meletzke, 52, of the 700 block of Parkers Creek Road, Deale, police said.

Meletzke was traveling south when her vehicle drifted off the right side of the road and her tires dropped into a drainage ditch just north of Kingfisher Road, police said. She returned to the road, only to cross over into the northbound lane where she collided with Valentine, police said. He was freed from the vehicle, but died before he could be taken to a hospital.

At this time, there is no evidence that drugs, alcohol or excessive speed contributed to the cause of the collision, police said. The crash is under investigation.

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