Crime Watch


April 10, 2007

Man, 24, fatally shot while leaving home

A Baltimore County man was fatally shot early yesterday morning as he left his Pikesville-area home with his girlfriend and another friend, county police said.

About 1:30 a.m. Rami Adana Martin, 24, of the 7900 block of Dunhill Village Circle, was leaving to take a friend home when he was approached by two men, county police said.

The men spoke briefly to Martin before showing a handgun, county police said. As Martin attempted to flee, he was shot several times, police said. The two men then fled, police said.

Martin was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he died about 12:30 p.m., county police said.

Police asked that anyone with information about the shooting call Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.

Nick Shields

Robbery suspect held in Ohio

A White Marsh man charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit sex crimes in a March incident in Baltimore County has been arrested in Ohio, federal authorities said yesterday. Andre Earl Evans, 31, of the 11200 block of Red Lion Road, was arrested without incident on Friday in Xenia by FBI agents and local police, authorities said. Evans is charged in connection with a robbery that occurred at 11:30 p.m. March 17 at a home in the White Marsh area, county police said.

Police say Evans arranged for another man to rob a residence. In the March incident, a 50-year-old man was robbed, and two women - ages 44 and 46 - were raped, police said. Robert Dwayne Eubanks, 26, of Baltimore was arrested on charges of armed robbery, two counts of first-degree rape and three counts of first-degree sex offense, authorities said. He was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Investigators say they believe Evans knew two of the victims. He faces charges that include one count of armed robbery, two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree rape and three counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree sex offense, authorities said. Evans is being held in a Dayton jail, awaiting extradition.

Nick Shields

Fatal shooting investigated

Police were attempting to find a crime scene after a Southwest Baltimore man staggered into his rowhouse yesterday with a gunshot wound and died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to a city police spokesman.

Agent Donny Moses, the spokesman, said police received a 911 call from the victim's home in the 100 block of S. Morely St., in the Saint Joseph's community near Gwynns Falls Park, shortly before 6 p.m. The caller said a resident had been shot in the chest.

Moses said a city Fire Department ambulance took the man to Shock Trauma, where he died at 7:02 p.m. Police were withholding the victim's identity until relatives could be notified.

The man was not able to tell police who shot him or where, the spokesman said. Homicide detectives and Southwestern District uniform officers were attempting to find a crime scene and witnesses.

Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the man's killing.

Counterfeit checks bring term

A federal judge in Baltimore sentenced the leader of a counterfeit-check ring to seven years in prison yesterday. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Benjamin Steven Davis, 40, of Baltimore, to seven years while his co-defendant, Binica Nicole Brooks, 28, of Towson, received a year and a day in prison for the same scam. Sentencing for Davis' 38-year-old brother, Barry, was postponed.

According to their guilty pleas, Davis and his brother operated a counterfeit-check organization. Brooks, who is their cousin, acted as the office manager for the organization and created counterfeit corporate checks. Matthew Dolan

Man pleads guilty in wire fraud

A former Howard County man pleaded guilty to wire fraud in federal court yesterday, admitting his role in defrauding investors and partners at the accounting firm in Columbia where he worked.

John R. Ring Jr., 25, of Bluffton, S.C., and formerly of Ellicott City, faces up to 20 years in prison. He is to be sentenced July 31.

From November 2005 to July 2006, Ring defrauded several clients of Fisher-Ring LLC, acquaintances at his church and others of approximately $450,000 by lying about real estate investments, prosecutors said.

Matthew Dolan

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