Crime Watch


April 18, 2006

Elkridge man guilty in cigarette scheme

An Elkridge man pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to charges related to shipping, transporting, receiving, possessing, selling, distributing and purchasing contraband cigarettes, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Enoch Moon, 39, admitted to buying cigarettes over the Internet and from wholesalers on Indian reservations and then selling the cigarettes in Maryland without the required state taxes. Moon owns and operates the Ben Lex Tobacco Shop in Lexington Market and the Discount Tobacco Outlet in Towson, according to federal prosecutors.

Having sold more than 60,000 cigarettes over a three-year period starting in March 2001, the state lost about $427,000 in tax revenue, prosecutors said. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake is to sentence Moon on July 28. The maximum sentence is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, prosecutors said.

Man sentenced for murder

A 23-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for the murder of a 16-year-old, according to the Baltimore state's attorney's office.

Circuit Judge Wanda K. Heard also sentenced Marvin Dorsey of the 1000 block of W. Lombard St. to 20 years for use of a handgun.

On Jan. 20, a jury convicted Dorsey of first-degree murder and use of a handgun for the Oct. 27, 2004, killing of Raymond Savoy in the 200 block of S. Caroline St., prosecutors said.

Homicide victim identified

Fingerprints were used to establish the identify of a man whose burned body was found last week in a West Baltimore alley, and an autopsy revealed that he was a homicide victim who died of multiple injuries, city police said yesterday.

Terrance Randolph, 19, of the 1800 block of Ashburton St. was found about 6 p.m. Wednesday behind the 1900 block of Division St. Police said they did not know whether he died at the scene or elsewhere. No arrest had been made, and a motive was unknown. Also unknown was the type of weapon used, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

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