Judge orders son of DEA agent to be held without bail

Police say he fired gun at parents in their Crofton home

December 31, 2005|By ANNIE LINSKEY | ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER

The 17-year-old son of a federal agent who was arrested Thursday after police say he attempted to shoot both his parents and then fled to New Jersey was ordered held without bail by an Anne Arundel County judge yesterday.

Tom Jason Reimann, 17, of Crofton was arrested in North Caldwell, N.J., at 9 a.m. Thursday and charged as an adult with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault charges and other offenses, police said. Authorities moved Reimann to Anne Arundel County at 3 a.m. yesterday. Anne Arundel County District Judge Megan B. Johnson ordered him held without bail at the county detention center yesterday.

Police suspect Tom Reimann had been drinking alcohol at the time of the shootings, according to police charging documents filed with the county's District Court.

After arguing with his parents about the family dog about 3 a.m. Thursday, Tom Reimann went into his parents' bedroom and took his father's service gun from a locked box, grabbed an extra box of ammunition and donned camouflage "military-style fatigues" and his father's bulletproof vest, according to authorities and charging documents.

Holding his mother at gunpoint in the kitchen, Tom Reimann demanded keys to the family car, according to the documents. When she refused, he fired at his mother, but the shot missed, according to the documents.

Mark Reimann, a Drug Enforcement Administration special agent and the boy's father, heard gunshots and rushed toward the kitchen. Tom Reimann pointed the gun at his father and again demanded the car keys, charging documents say. When his father hesitated Tom Reimann fired a shot that missed "by a few inches," according to the documents.

Tom Reimann then drove 200 miles to a relative's home in North Caldwell, where he was arrested without incident, county police said. Neighbors said that the Reimann family moved to Crofton from New Jersey within the past several weeks.

annie.linskey@baltsun.com

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