Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

May 04, 2006

Va. police arrest man tied to county slaying

A man was arrested yesterday in Virginia in connection with the October stabbing death of a Baltimore County man, Virginia Beach Police Department officials said.

Marcus Conaway, 22, also known as Nick Barnes, who listed addresses in Baltimore and Virginia, was arrested about 8:10 a.m. in the 3800 block of Tiffany Lane in Virginia Beach, police there said.

According to Baltimore County police, William Jerome Green III, 19, of the 3600 block of Rockdale Terrace, was stabbed at Liberty and Old Court roads about 8:50 p.m. Oct. 12. He died about a week later from his injuries.

Stephan High, 22, of the 3000 block of Garrison Blvd., was arrested in November and charged with first-degree murder in Green's stabbing, Baltimore County police said.

Police said Green was mistakenly believed to have been in a confrontation with one of High's friends.

Conaway is being held at the Virginia Beach Correctional Facility on a fugitive warrant pending extradition, Virginia Beach police said.

Nick Shields

Middle River

Woman's body found at marina

The body of a 68-year-old woman who had been missing since early Tuesday was found floating yesterday afternoon at a Middle River marina near her home, Baltimore County police said.

Barbara Gahan, believed by her family to have had undiagnosed dementia, was last seen after being dropped off by a cab outside her home in the first block of Brett Court about 5 a.m. Tuesday after visiting her sister in Essex, police said.

Shortly before 4 p.m., county officers responded to Riley's Marina in the 1900 block Old Eastern Ave. and recovered the body, which was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy. Police said there was no obvious sign of foul play.

Richard Irwin

Towson

Spring festival set for this weekend

The 39th annual Towsontown Fine Arts and Crafts Spring Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday in downtown Towson.

The festival will feature more regional artists selling their crafts and a wide range of food, including pit beef, ethnic foods and funnel cakes.

Antique classic cars will be on display at the Calvary Baptist Church parking lot and several NASCAR cars will be at Washington and Allegheny avenues.

A children's area will be set up behind the Mercantile Bank and M&T Bank from Pennsylvania to Chesapeake avenues.

Four entertainment areas will feature music, including country, hard rock and classic rock. General admission to the festival is free, but a $2 admission fee will be charged for the musical events for those 21 and older. Senior citizens will be admitted free.

The festival, open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, will be held from York Road to Bosley Avenue, and from Susquehanna Avenue to Allegheny Avenue and in the Courthouse Square. A rain date is set for May 13 and 14. Information: towson townspringfestival.com.

In addition, the Baltimore Post Office has created a picture postmark to commemorate the festival. Throughout both days, the postmark will be applied without charge to any item bearing first-class postage.

Events or news items for the Baltimore County Digest may be submitted to baltco.news@baltsun.com. Information should be sent at least 10 days in advance of the event.

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