Police arrest man, 44, shot with beanbag


July 07, 2006|By ANNIE LINSKEY

The Maryland City man who was shot in the chest with a beanbag round by an Anne Arundel County police officer Monday was being held yesterday evening at the county detention center on a $1 million bond, police said.

Timothy Lee Carnathan, 44, was arrested without incident at his home Wednesday night after leaving Laurel Regional Hospital, where he had been taken after the shooting.

It took two days for police to arrest Carnathan because officers failed to guard him at the hospital. "He should have been guarded. It is a very, very isolated incident," said Lt. David D. Waltemeyer of the Anne Arundel County police.

Carnathan is accused of smashing several car windows, threatening a man and then threatening police and himself with a steak knife Monday afternoon, police said. An officer used a "less-lethal" weapon to fire a round at Carnathan, who was not seriously wounded. He was taken to the hospital in accordance with county regulations regarding shootings, police said.

Carnathan was charged with two counts of felony assault on a police officer, two counts of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree assault, resisting arrest and other charges, police said.

After a spate of officer-involved shootings, the county police armed some patrol officers with beanbag-round shotguns in the beginning of May. The weapons discharge a sack filled with pellets that are designed to deliver a nonlethal blow without penetrating the skin.

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