Columbia man, accused of assaulting ex-wife and son, held on $500,000 bail

November 07, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Columbia man was being held on $500,000 bail after he was accused of shooting at his ex-wife, biting off part of her lip and assaulting their 6-year-old son at a Columbia apartment complex, a Howard County police spokeswoman said yesterday.

Police charged Fernando Alphonso Carr, 42, of the 7200 block of Calm Sunset, with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment in the incident Tuesday night, said Cpl. Lisa Myers, the spokeswoman.

Police responded to the complex in the 5500 block of Columbia Road in Dorsey's Search village about 7:46 p.m. after receiving reports from neighbors of shots fired and screaming and crying at an apartment, police said.

Officers arrived to find a man, his ex-wife and their 6-year-old son in the apartment. The woman - Sylvia Frierson, 42 - was covered in blood from an injury to her lip, but she had not been shot, police said. The son had also been assaulted, Myers said.

The officers found ammunition on the man, she said, and also discovered a handgun outside the apartment.

Myers said that it was a domestic violence case and that she did not know the cause.

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