Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

May 11, 2006

County resident charged in fatal shooting of city man

A Bowleys Quarter man was charged yesterday in the shooting death of a Baltimore man, county police officials said.

David Allen Cullum, 49, of the 3700 block of Bay Drive was charged with the first-degree murder of Billy Wayne Corbitt, 39, of the 1800 block of E. Lombard St.

Police said Cullum's stepsister came to his home Tuesday morning, and said that Corbitt had beaten her. Corbitt appeared at Cullum's house with a handgun and threatened to kill the woman, police said. Police said he left and said he would return.

When Corbitt returned about 6 p.m., he was shot with a rifle outside the house, police said.

Corbitt was taken to Franklin Square Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Cullum was being held without bail.

Nick Shields


Man pleads guilty in insurance fraud

A Baltimore County man pleaded guilty to submitting more than $12,000 in fraudulent claims to two car insurance companies, the Maryland attorney general's office announced yesterday.

Marsden Coates, 41, of the 7500 block of Ashton Valley Way in the Woodlawn area had been charged with submitting false medical bills relating to an August 2004 accident. Coates later admitted that he never received the treatment during the period he claimed, according to a release by state Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr.

County Circuit Judge Robert E. Cahill sentenced Coates to 18 months' probation and ordered him to pay restitution.

Sparrows Point

Subcontractor falls 10 feet into tank

A subcontractor fell 10 feet yesterday into a tank that he was repairing in Sparrows Point, Baltimore County fire officials said.

The man, 41, who was not identified, was working on an empty 10,000-gallon tank about 11 a.m. in the tin mill area, authorities said.

The man was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Nick Shields

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