One man charged, 2nd person sought in Odenton shootings

Suspect fired on party with shotgun, police said

September 13, 2005|By Annie Linskey | Annie Linskey,SUN STAFF

Anne Arundel County police were searching for a second suspect in connection with last weekend's shootings at a private party at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company hall, police said yesterday.

Terrance Carlester Medley, 25, of Davidsonville was charged with three counts of attempted second-degree murder and related offenses after police said he shot three guests at the party Saturday night, authorities said.

Medley also suffered a gunshot wound, said Sgt. Shawn A. Urbas, a county police spokesman. Police are looking for the shooter.

Medley drove away from the scene in a Chrysler Concorde but crashed it into a utility pole on Telegraph Road in Odenton, police said. He was under police guard yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in critical condition.

The party was billed as a "Second Anniversary Party" for a local couple and was to include a jazz band, a DJ and about 125 guests, according to documents filed with the county liquor board. The party was scheduled to go from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the hall in the 1400 block of Annapolis Road, according to the documents.

According to police, Medley was thrown out of the party by paid security guards but returned at 11 p.m. with a shotgun that he fired at guests standing outside the hall. Police did not say why Medley had been thrown out.

One of the shooting victims, Delvin Delonta Eldridge, 19, of Baltimore, was in serious condition at Shock Trauma yesterday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Two others were treated at area hospitals and released Sunday: Eric Clayton Cleveland, 39, of Takoma Park and Sharde April Smith, 18, of Annapolis.

Another woman - Erica Lynn Williams, 19, of Annapolis - was struck by a vehicle when she ran across Annapolis Road to flee the shooting, police said. She was in critical condition at Shock Trauma yesterday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police also arrested three men who were providing security at the party.

Edward Lee Weary, 37, of Upper Marlboro faces weapons charges after a police search revealed that he had a Colt .38-caliber revolver, a switchblade and a 300,000-volt stun gun, according to police charging documents.

Edward Coles, 18, of Oxon Hill also faces weapons charges after a search revealed that he had a Taser and a folding knife in his pockets, police charging documents said.

James M. Marshall, 41, of Suitland was charged with possession of marijuana. All three were released on their own recognizance.

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