Man charged in murder try


August 22, 2008|By ELLIE BAUBLITZ

A 66-year-old Gamber man has been charged with attempted murder after a tenant who had come to pay his rent was shot at and assaulted, state police in Westminster said yesterday.

According to police, Glenn Allen George, 46, had gone to the Niner Road home of his landlord, Joseph Anthony Kos Jr., to pay his rent Wednesday evening. Kos, who appeared to have been drinking, grabbed George with one hand and pointed a handgun at him with the other hand, police said.

Police said George told them that Kos fired the gun once, missing him, and then beat him with the butt end of the gun until he was able to get away and run to the Gamber Community Volunteer Fire Department for help.

Troopers found Kos driving along Niner Road near his home, where they stopped and arrested him. They obtained a search warrant yesterday for Kos' home, where, they said, they found the gun described by George in the assault, they said.

In addition to attempted first-degree murder, Kos was charged with first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun in a felony, driving under the influence and driving while impaired, police said.

Kos was being held on $1 million bond at the Carroll County Detention Center, authorities said.

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