Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

April 04, 2006

Sentencing is set in 2004 fatal shooting

Sentencing has been set for June 2 for Wayne Lavon Bond Jr., who was convicted last week of first-degree murder in the 2004 shooting of an Edgewood cab driver.

On Friday, a Harford County Circuit Court jury found Bond, 18, guilty on several counts related to the crime, which prosecutors said was motivated by Bond's desire to make his mark with local gang members.

Bond was convicted of the shooting of Derald Howard Guess, a 37-year-old father of nine.

An accomplice, Darrell Levon Miller, 21, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the fall and testified against Bond.

Bond faces the possibility of life without parole for the murder conviction.

Staff report

2 students face drug charges

Two Carroll County students were arrested yesterday on drug charges after the discovery of nearly an ounce of marijuana at Gateway School, state police said.

The boys, ages 15 and 17, each face drug and drug paraphernalia possession charges, police said. One of the boys also was charged with possession with intent to distribute on school property.

Gateway is an alternative school in Westminster for middle- and high-school students serving extended suspensions or struggling with learning disabilities or behavioral and emotional problems.

The boys were released into the custody of the Department of Juvenile Services.

Gina Davis

Charges in photo incident

A 32-year-old Laurel man has been charged after being accused of photographing an 8-year-old boy in a bathroom at Arundel Mills mall, police said.

Andrew Malone Gipson photographed the child about 7:35 p.m. Friday at the mall, according to Anne Arundel County police. Mall security officials detained the suspect until police arrived.

The boy was not injured, but police say they found a photo of him on Gipson's camera-equipped cellular phone.

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