Harford Week

October 26, 2003

Aberdeen teen surrenders in Havre de Grace shooting

One of the two teen-age suspects in a multiple-shooting case in Havre de Grace turned himself in to the Havre de Grace Police Department on Thursday, authorities said.

Waverly Corey Lewis, 16, of the 200 block of Mayberry Drive in Aberdeen is in police custody. He and Terrell Walton, 17, of the 200 block of Wilson St. in Havre de Grace each face two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of cousins Bernard Davis Jr., 15, of Aberdeen and Demetric Davis, 14, of Baltimore at Girard and South Stokes streets in Havre de Grace on Oct. 18, police said.

Lt. Wayne Young of the Havre de Grace Police Department said he believed that the shooting stemmed from a prior incident between Walton and Bernard Davis at a high school football game.

College of Notre Dame honors 26 Harford students

Twenty-six Harford County residents received recognition at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland's recent honors convocation.

The students honored are:

Abingdon: Megan Quigg, honors at entrance and a member of the Elizabeth Morrissy Honors Program; Laurel Winkenwerder, a transfer student from Harford Community College, received honors at entrance; Laurie Collins, dean's list.

Bel Air: Erin Cahill, a transfer student from Harford Community College, received honors at entrance; Rachel Estremera, dean's list; Kappa Delta Pi (education honor society); Roberta Fleming, dean's list; Kappa Delta Pi; Nancy Gavin, a transfer student from Harford Community College, received honors at entrance; Susan Dixon, Janet Harvin, Shelby Robbins, Brenna Talbard, all named to the dean's list.

Belcamp: Dawn Hebding, dean's list.

Darlington: Linda Ellis, Alpha Sigma Lambda (honor society for part-time students).

Edgewood: Rene Foust, dean's list.

Fallston: Amber Andrzejewski, dean's list, Kappa Delta Pi; Katie Streib, dean's list, Delta Mu Delta (business/economics/computer science honor society).

Forest Hill: Corrinne Greenwood, dean's list, Delta Mu Delta; Zenobia Johnson, dean's list, Kappa Delta Pi; Jennifer Kelly, dean's list; Sarah Puls, Dr. Elizabeth N. Stifel '63 Award for Women's Studies, dean's list, Elizabeth Morrissy Honors Program.

Havre de Grace: Mary Stanley, Delta Mu Delta, Alpha Sigma Lambda.

Jarrettsville: Anne Cvach, Eta Sigma Phi (classics honor society).

Joppa: Ida Beach, Delta Mu Delta; Jennifer Nagle, dean's list.

Street: Jennifer Howard, dean's list, Kappa Delta Pi; Nancy Testerman, dean's list.

TV show taping closes portion of roads in Bel Air

Taping of the television show America's Most Wanted closed parts of Route 24 and the Bel Air Bypass on Tuesday so a re-enactment of an event that occurred Sept. 25 in Bel Air could be staged.

The program was re-creating a police chase in which state troopers sought to apprehend Terrence Kasses Washington, 27, on Route 24. Washington, who was last seen during the chase, is accused of ramming a police car twice, injuring Tfc. Ryan Orner, before escaping on foot, police said. The program is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Court of Appeals upholds sentencing by Whitfill

ANNAPOLIS - The Court of Appeals denied death row inmate Wesley E. Baker's request for a new sentence, rejecting his claim that Circuit Judge Cypert O. Whitfill had imposed the death penalty illegally.

Baker, convicted in 1992 of fatally shooting 49-year-old Jane Tyson in front of her young grandchildren during a $10 robbery at Westview Mall in Catonsville, claimed that because Whitfill had temporarily moved from Harford County to Baltimore County during his term as judge, he had violated the residency requirements of his office and lost the authority to impose a sentence. But the court said the judge's temporary move, during which time he remained active on the Harford County bench, did not void his judicial authority. The Appeals Court unanimously rejected Baker's claim that the sentence should be overturned.

Jervis Finney, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s legal counsel, said the ruling means Baker's case now will be presented to the governor, who has the final say on executions and has indicated he'll consider each death penalty case individually.

Five Harford roads closed for repairs

Five Harford County roads are closed for repairs:

Henderson Road between Route 543 and Leeswood Road will be closed to through traffic for a two-week culvert replacement project starting Nov. 3.

Turner Road between Houcks and Pocock roads remains closed for a bridge replacement project. The road is expected to reopen next month.

Windy Laurel Way is closed for reconstruction between Box Hill South Parkway and Copper Ridge Road. The road is expected to reopen next month.

Patterson Mill Road between Route 924 and Wheel Road remains closed for a stream bank stabilization. It is expected to reopen in December. Patterson Mill remains open to traffic from Route 924 through Gillingham Drive.

Red Pump Road between Route 24 and Vale Road is closed for culvert replacement. The work is to be completed in February.

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