City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

January 27, 2007

Harford County: Manhunt

Escaped prisoner may be in South

A prisoner whose escape from Harford County authorities on Wednesday triggered a widespread manhunt is now thought to be traveling in the southern U.S., a spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office said yesterday.

Terrance Kassis Washington, 31, may be traveling in a stolen 1994 black GMC Sonoma pickup truck with the Virginia plate "BDONS". Washington, charged with bank robbery and car theft, was on his way from the Harford County jail in Bel Air to a nearby hospital when he slipped out of his leg irons, handcuffs and belly chain.

FOR THE RECORD - An article in yesterday's editions identifying the victim of a fatal house fire Thursday in the 2600 block of Ridgely St. misidentified the city neighborhood. The house is in Mount Winans.
The Sun regrets the error.

Anyone with information on Washington, who authorities consider armed and dangerous, should call the sheriff's office at 410-838-6600 or the FBI at 410-265-8080.

Anne Arundel: Severn

Teenager guilty in girl's killing

A Severn teenager could receive 15 years in prison under a plea agreement in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old runaway girl. Deante Littlejohn, 17, entered an Alford plea to second-degree murder Thursday before Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Philip T. Caroom. In an Alford plea, Littlejohn did not admit guilt but conceded that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him of shooting Keisha Lane in August 2005. After the plea, Caroom found Littlejohn guilty. The girl had run away from foster care in Hagerstown to the home of a friend near Severn. Littlejohn, then 15, was one of two passengers in a friend's car when he fired a rifle repeatedly at four youths on a street corner, Assistant State's Attorney Kelly Poma said. Lane was shot in the chest, and another teenager was grazed. Theodis Curry, then 18, was the driver of the car and the owner of the rifle. He pleaded guilty last year to being an accessory to the crime.

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Baltimore: Westport

Victim in fatal fire is identified

City fire officials have identified a woman who died Thursday in a fatal Westport fire as 75-year-old Iantha Cameron. Firefighters responding to a single-alarm fire in the 2600 block of Ridgely St. discovered Cameron unconscious in a smoke-filled first-floor rear room. She had suffered extensive burns and smoke inhalation and was in cardiac arrest, said Chief Kevin Cartwright. She died about 9 p.m. Thursday at Harbor Hospital, Cartwright said.

Central

Woman, 80, stabbed in robbery attempt

An elderly woman was stabbed during an attempted robbery Friday night near St. Paul Street and North Avenue, city police said. Lilly Sibel, 80, was approached by an unidentified man carrying a knife who attempted to snatch her purse after following her to her car after she left a KFC restaurant. During a struggle,an artery in Sibel's arm was cut, police said. She was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma. Police are searching for her attacker.

Hanover street

Lanes reduced today on bridge

City transportation officials are planning to reduce the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge on Hanover Street to one lane in both directions today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for repairs to the traffic control gates at the draw span. Officials recommend that motorists use Route 295/Russell Street as an alternate route to avoid expected delays.

Murray center

Families can make natural bird feeders

Families will have an opportunity to make bird feeders using natural materials today from noon to 2 p.m. at the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks' Carrie Murray Nature Center, 1901 Ridgetop Road, inside Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park. Admission is $3, and the activity is recommended for ages 8 and older. Information: 410-396-0808.

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