Howard Co. police arrest two teens in Laurel shooting

April 23, 2010|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

Howard County police arrested two teens for one of the three shootings that injured five overnight April 6.

Juwaun Marcelle Norbrey, 17, of no fixed address and Marcus Allen Roman, 18, of 9500 Canterbury Riding in Laurel, were arrested Thursday in the April 7 shootings on Alma Avenue in Laurel.

Police said the incident began when Arthur Thomas, 27, and Michael Fitchett, 36, left a home on Alma Avenue and began arguing with a group of women in a nearby Econo Lodge parking lot. As the argument escalated, police said Norbrey and Roman left a motel room and confronted the men and Norbrey shot at Thomas and Fitchett in the legs. Both were treated and released at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Norbrey, who is charged as an adult, and Roman, both face two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, using a handgun in the commission of a felony and unlawful carrying of a handgun.

Roman also faces second-degree assault and two counts of reckless endangerment charges.

Police were led to Norbrey and Roman based on tips, witness accounts and video surveillance from the motel, identifying Norbrey as the shooter and Roman as his accomplice.

After the shooting, police said the two used Jessica Marie Matovich's car as a get-away vehicle. She initially told police her car had been stolen by people involved in the shooting, but she was found in the car a few days later by police.

Matovich, 32, of no fixed address, has been charged as an accessory after the fact to attempted first- and second-degree murder and accessory after the fact to first-degree assault. She was released from Howard County Detention Center on April 16 after posting $15,000 bond.

Norbrey and Roman are being held at Howard County Detention Center on no bond.

The shooting near the Econo Lodge was one of three overnight April 6.

Police had previously arrested Daniel John Palombo Jr., 24, of 3500 block of Reynard Drive in Ellicott City, was charged in the shooting of Brandon Michael Boswell in the 5400 block of Broadwater Lane in Clarksville.

A third shooting on the same night injured two teenage boys in Laurel. No arrests have been made in that incident in the 9100 block of Hitching Post Lane.

The incidents were the second, third and fourth shootings in the county this year.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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