Grand jury indicts man in killing of stepfather

Marriottsville resident found dead in December

February 13, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 25-year-old Baltimore man was indicted on murder and handgun charges yesterday in the fatal shooting of his stepfather, who was found lying on the kitchen floor of his Marriottsville home in December.

A Howard County grand jury returned the two-count indictment against Gordon N. Overby of the 900 block of Cooks Lane in the Dec. 18 death of Milford Mill Academy math teacher Rodry Webb.

Overby is being held without bond at the Howard County Detention Center. Authorities have said that Overby has a history of mental problems.

Police were called to Webb's Driver Road home by his wife, Pattie, who thought he was having a heart attack, according to investigators.

Webb was suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head, and there were bloody shoe prints on the floor, according to charging documents.

Investigators found shoes with what appeared to be blood on the soles and a handgun during a search of Overby's home, police said.

In other grand jury action yesterday, two men accused of robbing a woman and her 10-year-old daughter of their sport utility vehicle at knifepoint in Columbia last month were indicted on armed carjacking charges.

Walter A. Torres, 22, of the 5200 block of Brookway in Columbia and Henry A. Maroquin, 19, of the 900 block of Park Ave. in Laurel were arrested after a police pursuit into Baltimore County, authorities said.

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