Crime Watch

October 22, 2007

Police charge pair in shooting, robberies

Police have charged a man and a teenager with a shooting and three armed robberies that occurred this month in Howard County.

Shawn Timothy Crockett, 14, and Terrence Edward Boone, 24, both of Baltimore, have been charged in the Oct. 16 shooting of an Exxon station clerk during a robbery attempt in the 10100 block of Little Patuxent Parkway, across the street from Columbia Town Center, said Howard County police said in a statement.

The two have also been charged with the Oct. 5 robbery of a 2-Go convenience store in the 9000 block of Washington Blvd. in Savage and the Oct. 11 robbery of the Harwood Convenience Store in the 6600 block of Washington Blvd. in Elkridge.

Boone and Crockett, who has been charged as an adult, face charges of first- and second-degree attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, armed robbery and handgun violations.

Tyeesha Dixon

Man sentenced for weapons

A federal judge has sentenced a Baltimore County man to serve almost two decades in prison for being a felon in possession of body armor and weapons.

U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis sentenced Matthew Troy Evans, 38, of Rosedale to 19 1/2 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release after his conviction for possession of a firearm, body armor and ammunition by a convicted felon.

The judge lengthened Evans' prison term after finding that Evans is an "armed career criminal," a designation based on three previous convictions for violent felonies or drug offenses.

Matthew Dolan

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