Arundel Digest

Arundel Digest

April 25, 2003

Teen-ager sought in fatal shooting arrested in Arkansas

Four days after a Crofton man was found fatally shot in the front seat of a car that had crashed into a tree on Admiral Drive, a 17-year-old suspect was arrested in Arkansas.

Ervin Demontray Montague of no fixed address was arrested Wednesday by the Hot Springs Police Department after officers there received information that the teen-ager was staying in a local apartment with several acquaintances, police said.

Anne Arundel County police had an arrest warrant charging him with first- and second-degree murder. He was in custody in Hot Springs last night, and Anne Arundel authorities were making plans to have him returned to Maryland.

Aaron Kirk Howard, 33, an acquaintance of Montague's, was killed early Sunday morning. Police have not disclosed a motive for the killing.

Welding sparks cause Glen Burnie house fire

A Glen Burnie man who was welding in his garage yesterday afternoon accidentally started a fire that destroyed part of his home, two cars and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

The blaze, which began when sparks landed on the back seat of the car the man was working on, consumed the garage and spread to the rest of the two-story house in the 500 block of Pumphrey Lane, an Anne Arundel County fire spokesman said.

Black smoke poured across Interstate 97 near Baltimore-Washington International Airport about 4:30 p.m.

Firefighters brought the fire, which caused $190,000 in damage, under control in about 30 minutes. The residents were displaced and will be staying with relatives, fire officials said.

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