Regional Digest


December 18, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Maryland

Governor names four to Circuit Court bench

ANNAPOLIS -- Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has appointed new judges for the circuit courts of Frederick, Montgomery, Queen Anne's and Prince George's counties.

Theresa M. Adams, 48, an assistant state's attorney for Washington County, was named to succeed Mary Ann Stepler, who retired, in Frederick County. Adams has also worked as a prosecutor in Carroll County.

David A. Boynton, 46, a Montgomery County assistant state's attorney, was named to that county's Circuit Court to succeed Paul H. Weinstein, who retired. Previously, Boynton worked as a litigator primarily handling civil cases in the law firm of Donohue, Ehrmantraut & Montedonico.

Cathy Hollenberg Serrette, 49, a family law master for Prince George's County Circuit Court, was named to succeed Robert J. Woods, who retired.

Thomas G. Ross, 52, was named to the Circuit Court for Queen Anne's County, succeeding John W. Sause Jr., who retired. Ross has been a partner at Ross & Powell since 1982.

In Anne Arundel

Temporary lane closures planned tonight on I-97

GLEN BURNIE -- The State Highway Administration will temporarily close all lanes in 15-minute intervals along southbound Interstate 97 at Route 174 between 11 p.m. today and 5 a.m. tomorrow, weather permitting.

The lanes are being closed so that crews can remove the steel girders from the Route 174 (Quarterfield Road) bridge as part of a project to replace it.

State police will assist with traffic control.

In Harford County

2 men arrested, charged in Edgewood killing

BEL AIR -- Two men were arrested late Tuesday and charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of Antonio Gerard Allen, 24, of Baltimore, Harford County authorities said yesterday.

Donte "Sharkey" Henson, 21, of the 2100 block of Kalmia Road in Bel Air and Lamont Keith Jones, 17, of the first block of Swan St. in Aberdeen are accused of shooting Allen in the chest Dec. 9 in the 2000 block of Rockwell St. in Edgewood, said Harford sheriff's spokesman Edward Hopkins.

Hopkins said police are searching for three other suspects, Yamar Auntrez Martin, 21, of Edgewood, Quintin Tyman, 20, of Aberdeen and Reginal Leon Bolden, 19, of Bel Air.

Man, 20, visiting area arrested in Alaska killing

EDGEWOOD -- An Anchorage, Alaska, man, wanted in a homicide in that state, was tracked down and arrested in Edgewood late Tuesday night, authorities said.

Steven Michael Hinshaw, 20, was in Harford County apparently visiting friends of his girlfriend when detectives located him in the 1100 block of Bush River Circle in Edgewood, police said.

According to authorities, he is expected to be extradited to Alaska within the week.

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