Police arrest 3 men, 1 teen accused in recent killings

February 21, 2003|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

Four Baltimore men have been arrested and charged in the past two weeks in four recent killings, police said yesterday.

Eastern District officers arrested Gregg Thomas, 23, of the 4000 block of Sinclair Lane on Tuesday in an alley behind the 900 block of N. Chester St. after homicide detectives received a tip that he was there.

Thomas was charged in a warrant with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Davon Alexander Lindsey, 17, of the 2900 block of Harford Road. Lindsey was shot and killed in the 900 block of N. Chester St. on Feb. 9.

On Feb. 13, detectives with the city's Warrant Apprehension Task Force arrested Dion Wright, 21, of the 1500 block of McKean Ave. and charged him with murder and attempted murder in a triple shooting at a West Baltimore carryout restaurant Jan. 26.

Archie Clark, 17, of the 1900 block of Penrose Ave. was killed and two others were wounded.

Task force detectives tracked down two more men wanted in homicide cases and arrested them Feb. 10, police said.

About noon that day, detectives arrested Larry Yarrall, 27, at his apartment in the 6600 block of English Oak Road on a first-degree murder warrant in the death of Gerard Faulkner on Dec. 18.

Faulkner, 18, of the 1800 block of N. Washington St. was shot in the head, arms and torso two days earlier in the 2000 block of E. North Ave, police said.

Investigators also arrested Marcus Simmons, 16, of the 800 block of W. Saratoga St. in the fatal shooting of Ronnell Hamilton in the 1700 block of Cliftview Ave. on Dec. 28.

Simmons has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the death of Hamilton, who was celebrating his 18th birthday the night he was shot.

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