Regional Digest

Regional Digest

May 22, 2004|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Man, 24, accosted by group of men and fatally shot

An East Baltimore man was shot and killed early yesterday while sitting in front of a vacant building near his home, city police said.

Narodia Wilson, 24, was approached in the 1200 block of N. Montford Ave. by several men and shot multiple times about 1:30 a.m., police said. Wilson, of the 1300 block of N. Milton Ave., was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:17 a.m. Police declined to say whether he was alone when attacked.

Wilson's death is the 101st homicide in the city this year. At this time last year, 110 homicides had occurred.

Man and woman charged with marijuana possession

Police arrested two people during a Thursday night raid, seizing 32 pounds of marijuana and more than $30,000.

Acting on a tip, Baltimore City and Baltimore County police stopped Roland Gillespie, 30, and Maureen Wright, 41, police said. Gillespie's address was not provided; Wright lives on Country Mill Court in Catonsville.

Police said the two were arrested as they arrived at Mondawmin Mall about 6 p.m.

The drugs and money were seized from Joyce's West Indian Carryout Restaurant in the 5200 block of Reisterstown Road, the couple's Chrysler van and at Wright's home, police said.

The two were being held last night at the Central Booking and Intake Center, and bail had not been set. Police said they were charged with possession of and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

City man sentenced in road rage shooting

A Baltimore man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court to more than 15 years in prison for illegally possessing a handgun in connection with a July 4, 2002, road rage shootout.

Antoine Pettiford, 33, pleaded guilty to the federal charges. According to prosecutors, he was driving near Harford Road and Erdman Avenue when a dispute with another driver, Keith Goodie Sr., escalated. Both men fired handguns at each other, prosecutors said.

Goodie was wounded. Pettiford was unharmed, as were two female passengers and a 3-year-old girl riding in his car at the time.

In Howard County

Ellicott City man charged with income-tax fraud

ELLICOTT CITY -- A federal grand jury has indicted an Ellicott City man on charges of preparing and filing false tax returns.

According to the indictment, Syrakes Shah, 35, reported $724 in taxable income in 1999, $3,166 in 2000, and $11,672 in 2001 -- far less than he actually made. Shah's father, Mahendra H. Shah, 59, was convicted last month of numerous charges related to a 2001 fire prosecutors say he intentionally set at his Monroe Street industrial park.

Syrakes Shah -- who made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court yesterday -- faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for each of the three counts against him.

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