Regional Digest


October 20, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Anne Arundel

Water restrictions lifted for northwest residents

ANNAPOLIS -- Water restrictions imposed on residents of northwest Anne Arundel County because of a water-main break were lifted yesterday after public works crews isolated the leak and repaired the line.

Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens imposed restrictions prohibiting outdoor water use and limiting indoor consumption Friday, a day after the break in the Baltimore City line, which feeds parts of Anne Arundel County, was discovered.

City crews initially thought a 54-inch main had broken but discovered that the damage was to a connecting 12-inch main, Anne Arundel officials said yesterday.

County officials said residents may see discolored water initially, but should call the county's Utilities Emergency Services office at 410-222-8400 if the problem persists.

In St. Mary's County

Deputy sheriff wounds man who reportedly shot at him

GREAT MILLS -- A St. Mary's County deputy sheriff who was attempting to help a wounded Lexington Park resident shot and critically wounded a man who fired at him in the parking lot of the Brass Rail Bar here early yesterday, officials said.

The incident started with a fight in the bar parking lot on Point Lookout Road just after 1:45 a.m., said Detective Cpl. Michael Gardiner of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. Keith Carroll Bonds, 38, was shot during the fight and later died. A deputy trying to help the wounded Bonds "exchanged gunfire" with another man, Gardiner said.

The deputy was not injured, though the man who shot at him was hospitalized in critical condition, said Gardiner, who would not name either of them or say where the wounded gunman was being treated. Bonds was pronounced dead at St. Mary's Hospital.

Investigators are looking for another man for questioning and trying to determine what led to the fight, Gardiner said.

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