Crime Briefs

December 19, 2009

Police seek hit-run driver in death of woman, 70

Baltimore County police are looking for a driver who fatally struck a 70-year-old woman and left the scene about 5:30 a.m. Friday. Delores Stray, 70, of the 7700 block of Gough St. was hit by a dark-colored 2005 Mazda Tribute as she crossed Eastern Avenue just west of 54th Street, police said. Police said the vehicle has Maryland tag 825M302 and might have front-end damage, specifically in the headlight area. Stray was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7-LOCKUP. Those calling Metro Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and might be eligible for a reward up to $2,000.

Twins plead not guilty to animal cruelty charges

Twin brothers Tremayne and Travers Johnson pleaded not guilty Friday to animal cruelty charges. The 17-year-olds, charged as adults, are accused of setting a pit bull puppy on fire in May. The animal, named Phoenix by rescue workers, was euthanized because of its injuries. The teens are being held without bail at the Baltimore City Detention Center. They are also charged with gun and drug possession in a separate case. Trial dates have been set for March and February, respectively.

- Tricia Bishop

16-year-olds admit to taking car that held girl's body

Two teenage boys admitted in juvenile court Friday to one count each of "unauthorized use" of the white Volvo that police say 16-year-old Annie McCann used to run away from her parents' Alexandria, Va., home last year. McCann's body was found near a trash bin at a public housing complex in Fells Point. The boys, both 16, were charged with taking the car after the girl's body was removed from it. No arrests have been made in connection with the death, which police have ruled a suicide. Sentencing in the car case is set for January.

- Tricia Bishop

Man gets 40 years for robbery turned fatal

A 27-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to a combined 40 years in prison Friday for attempted murder and related convictions. According to the Baltimore state's attorney's office, Markez Davis of the 2400 block of S. Paca St. shot a man twice in the head in 2007 while robbing him of $23, a cell phone and a gold crucifix on a chain. The defendant's mother later pawned the jewelry.

- Tricia Bishop

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