Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

August 22, 2006

Teen driver sentenced in shooting at mall

A 19-year-old East Baltimore man was sentenced yesterday to four months of home detention for driving the car in which he and two friends fled White Marsh Mall after one of the friends allegedly fired a gun at another group.

Jonathan D. Parks pleaded guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court to being an accessory after the fact in the shooting, which occurred Jan. 5 after the two groups scuffled after a bumping incident. No one was injured in the shooting.

Judge John O. Hennegan sentenced Parks to two years in prison but suspended the sentence and ordered him to serve three years of probation, including the home detention.

The suspected shooter, Daniel A. Brown, 20, is scheduled for trial in September on assault and weapons charges. Brown told police that he fired a round from his .22-caliber handgun into the ceiling to scare off the men who were fighting with his friend. No one else is facing charges.

Jennifer McMenamin

Dundalk

Construction to start on roundabout

Construction is scheduled to begin today on a roundabout in Dundalk that county officials say will ease traffic congestion in an area under major redevelopment.

The roundabout is slated to be built at the intersection of Sollers Point Road and Dundalk Avenue. The project, which will cost the county about $1 million, will include a brick-paved traffic circle, four landscaped islands, several relocated hydrants, drainage improvements and pedestrian ramps. The project is scheduled for completion in November.

Josh Mitchell

Woodlawn

Man hurt in printing plant accident

A man was seriously injured after an apparent explosion yesterday at a Woodlawn area printing business, county fire officials said.

About 3:45 p.m., fire officials responded to a call from Elliott's Speedy Printing in the 2500 block of Lord Baltimore Drive. The injured man was taken by ambulance to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center, where he was listed in serious condition, said Michael Robinson, a division chief with the Baltimore County Fire Department.

An investigation is continuing.

Nick Shields

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