Arundel Digest

Arundel Digest

April 18, 2004

Annapolis men charged in shooting of father, son

Two Annapolis brothers have been charged in the shootings of two Prince George's County men late Thursday, Annapolis police said Friday.

Ronrico M. Coates, 24, of the 400 block of Hilltop Lane and Romano M. Coates, 25, of the 1000 block of Norman Drive were charged with attempted murder, assault and handgun violations.

Johnny M. Perkins was shot in the groin during an argument about 11 p.m. in the 1100 block of President St. Perkins' son, James A. Campbell, was shot in the leg, police said.

Police identified the Coates brothers as suspects during the investigation and arrested them at Romano Coates' residence early Friday. Police also discovered two handguns and suspected crack cocaine. The two were being held without bail Friday at the Jennifer Road Detention Center.

Two Severn men arrested, charged with drug crimes

Two Severn men were arrested on drug charges last week and nearly $8,000 worth of suspected cocaine was seized, Anne Arundel County police said.

Wardell Johnson of the 8000 block of Dunfield Court was charged with crimes including distribution and possession of cocaine. Police said they had been investigating Johnson, 26, since January and had purchased nearly $15,000 worth of suspected cocaine from him.

On Thursday, police arrested Johnson when he arrived at a store in Severn in a car driven by Leon Alvin Johnson, 43, of the 800 block of Queenstown Road in Severn. Police said they found the suspected cocaine in the vehicle and also arrested Leon Johnson. He was charged with possession of cocaine and conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

The two men were being held Friday at the Jennifer Road Detention Center.

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