Week In Review

WEEK IN REVIEW

November 18, 2007

Crownsville

Man and teenager charged in killing

A man and a teenage boy have been charged with shooting a Severn man during a drug deal, then setting fire to his car with him inside.

Wayne Lewis Milburn, 42, of the 1300 block of Generals Highway in Crownsville, and Ross Ethan Womick, 15, of the 1200 block of Generals Highway, have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Krey Jermaine Green, 23, of Severn on Oct. 30.

Constellation Energy employees found the burned car behind South Shore Baptist Church in the 700 block of Herald Harbor Road. Green was inside.

Court documents said the teen, a ninth-grader, told police that he bought a handgun, which he gave to Milburn when they met before a planned drug transaction with Green. As Green retrieved his money and the drugs, he was shot in the head at least once through the driver's side window of his vehicle, court records show. The driver pushed Green's body to the front passenger seat and drove to the wooded area behind South Shore Baptist Church in the 700 block of Herald Harbor Road, according to court documents.

Womick told officers that he retrieved a gas can from Milburn's home and filled it at the Osprey service center on Generals Highway, records show. He met Milburn behind the church, where the car was doused with Green inside. The handgun was thrown into the car as it burned, police said.

Maryland section, Saturday

Pasadena

Judge accused in debris-dumping

A Baltimore District Court judge and real estate developer is facing fines and court action from the state and Anne Arundel County after failing to clean up hundreds of tons of landfill rubble dumped on his property along the Patapsco River.

The state attorney general's office filed a complaint Thursday seeking a $10,000 penalty against Judge Askew W. Gatewood Jr., who officials say deposited truckloads of drywall, cinderblocks, broken bathroom fixtures and other landfill rubble along the waterfront of his Riviera Beach house.

Gatewood, owner of a West Baltimore development company, has refused to tell investigators where the debris came from, court filings say, and a spokesman for the attorney general's office said criminal penalties remain a possibility.

The state's action came less than two weeks after County Executive John R. Leopold wrote Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, reminding him that the county had discovered the dumping more than a year earlier, questioning the commitment of a new state environmental crimes division and suggesting that the judge was receiving "special treatment."

Maryland section, Friday

Crofton

Crofton man arrested after standoff in N.J.

A Crofton man was arrested after a nearly six-hour standoff with police outside an Atlantic City casino.

Police said a masked man who claimed he was armed and had planted four bombs in a casino held authorities at bay from a shuttle bus, demanding $3 million before surrendering peacefully.

During the standoff, the man blamed the Showboat Casino-Hotel for the suicide of his brother, who he said was a former employee who developed a gambling problem, according to a person with knowledge of the standoff who spoke on condition of anonymity.

A search of personnel records turned up no one with the name that authorities provided to the casino, said Alyce Parker, a spokeswoman for the Showboat's parent company.

The man surrendered about 4:30 a.m., obeying an order from FBI agents to strip down to his inner clothing, said state police Sgt. Stephen Jones.

No guns or bombs were found, officials said.

David B. Kilkeary, 37, who served more than three years in prison for twice robbing a Cape St. Claire bank in 1998, was ordered held without bond by a federal magistrate in Camden, N.J.

The FBI filed charges against Kilkeary that included threatening to kill people and damage property, and obstructing interstate commerce by extortion.

Maryland section, Thursday

Anne Arundel

Vandals burn part of school's turf field

Crews scrambled to repair the scorched patch of a costly artificial turf field at an Anne Arundel County high school after vandals inflicted about $15,000 in damage early Monday, forcing the last-minute shifting of state title games for girls' field hockey.

The state's high school sports association moved the Class 2A and 4A field hockey championship games from Broadneck High to South River High, but Class 1A and 3A championship games resumed at Broadneck the next day as scheduled.

The school also hosted the girls state soccer championship games.

Maryland section, Tuesday

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