Arundel Digest

ARUNDEL DIGEST

April 22, 2004

Four men charged with drug violations after police chase

Anne Arundel County police arrested four men on drug charges and seized marijuana, PCP and cash in the Pumphrey section of North County yesterday.

About 1 a.m., officers spotted a vehicle at a gas station at Route 648 and Nursery Road with four occupants acting suspiciously. When officers tried to pull over the car, it fled into Baltimore County.

A Baltimore County unit blocked the vehicle's path near Route 648 and Virginia Avenue, where police arrested the four. Police said they seized 65.6 grams of liquid PCP, 6.3 grams of marijuana and about $1,000 in cash.

Police arrested Norwood Dentrio Nutter, 22, Rafael Amon Edwards, 19, and Kyle Leon Porter, 19, all of Annapolis; and Charles Arthur Coates, 20, of Baltimore. All are charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Man accused of killing mother held without bail

A judge this week ordered Jason Austin Blevins held without bail on charges that he killed his mother Dec. 12 when she was working alone at a Subway sandwich shop in Riva.

District Court Judge J. Michael Wachs denied Blevins' bail request on Tuesday.

Police think that Blevins' mother, Mary Ella Ginger, 51, put him out of her home Dec. 12 after learning that he had been writing checks on her account and using her credit card without her permission, and that he killed her the same night.

Authorities seek suspect after robbery at sub shop

Annapolis police are looking for the man who robbed a Bay Ridge Road sub shop yesterday morning.

The gunman entered Jerry's Sub Shop in the 900 block of Bay Ridge Road about 7 a.m. wearing a ski mask. Employees told police that the man pointed a gun at them, demanded money, then left with an undetermined amount of cash.

Motorcyclist dies in crash trying to avoid boy on bike

A motorcyclist who lost control of his vehicle in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid colliding with a bicyclist was killed Friday when his motorcycle struck a telephone pole in Pasadena.

Anne Arundel County police said William Gorman Smith, 52, of the 1800 block of Potomac Road in Pasadena was pronounced dead at North Arundel Hospital after the 8:23 p.m. crash.

Smith's was riding his 2001 Harley-Davidson motorcycle east on Mountain Road near Ventnor Avenue, police said. Nicholas Gettys Bain, 16, of the 8200 block of Choptank Road in Pasadena, was changing lanes on his bicycle and did not see Smith, police said. Smith swerved but was unable to avoid Bain, who was thrown from his bicycle onto the road, police said.

Smith then lost control of his motorcycle, which crossed the west lane before hitting the utility pole, police said. Bain, who was not wearing a helmet and whose bicycle lacked reflectors, was taken by helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said. Hospital officials said he was treated and released.

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