Crime Briefs

July 29, 2009

Baltimore Co. man found not criminally responsible in death

A Circuit Court judge found a 23-year-old Baltimore County man not criminally responsible Monday in the fatal stabbing last year of a woman who was paying for her purchases at a Catonsville liquor store. David A. Briggs, who was arrested in November and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Aysha D. Ring, 24, was committed to the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup, according to Baltimore County prosecutors. Doctors said Briggs has a mental disorder. Ring had worked full time at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore since June 2007, managing logistics for students in corporate internship programs.

- Brent Jones

Couple sues Howard police for $5 million

A Columbia couple filed a $5 million lawsuit Monday against Howard County police for a raid last year that left them injured and their dog dead. Kevin and Lisa Henderson allege assault, battery, state and federal constitutional violations, and malicious prosecution. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The raid occurred Jan. 18, 2008, at the couple's home. According to the suit, police had a warrant that indicated they suspected drug dealing or gang activity. The suit claims that police encountered the couple's 12-year-old "rottweiler/lab mix," made a noise to attract the animal, then shot it "point blank." The Hendersons were acquitted of charges brought after the raid. A county police spokeswoman said she could not comment on pending litigation.

- Associated Press

Apparent pipe bomb found on resort beach

OCEAN CITY - Police say a civilian found an apparent pipe bomb on the beach of the resort. It happened Tuesday about 1:50 p.m. on 40th Street and the beach. Police evacuated the area for about an hour. Using robotic equipment, technicians with the Ocean City bomb squad removed the device from the beach.

- Associated Press

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