City/county Digest


April 14, 2006

Lineboro man, trapped under mower, saved

An off-duty Carroll County sheriff's officer rescued a Lineboro man who was trapped under a heavy-duty lawnmower and had trouble breathing, Sheriff's Deputy 1st Class Noah Parker said yesterday.

Thomas C. Becker Jr., 55, of the 5000 block of S. Church St., was backing his Steiner Zero Turn tractor off a trailer at a steep angle when he braked, causing the vehicle to flip over on top of him just after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Parker said. Becker was working on a landscaping project on Route 30 near Traceys Mill Road, just outside Manchester.

Cpl. Kent Martin, who was driving by, lifted the vehicle off Becker. "I thought I was going to die until he [Martin] showed up," Parker said Becker told him. Becker was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and was listed in stable condition yesterday.

Laura McCandlish

Baltimore: Sentencing

2 shootings, one fatal, net 80 years

A city Circuit Court judge sentenced a Turners Station man Wednesday to an 80-year prison term stemming from a double shooting on a Pimlico street three years ago, the city state's attorney's office reported. Emanuel Young, 27, of the 800 block of Avondale Road was convicted in the shooting death of Marcus Gordon. A second victim was wounded during the incident, which occurred in the 3000 block of Oakley Ave., on April 13, 2003. Last month, a city jury convicted Young of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and handgun charges. Judge Paul E. Alpert sentenced Young to 30 years for second-degree murder, 30 years for attempted second-degree murder and 20 years for a handgun violation. All the terms run consecutively.

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