Howard County police arrest three in Clarksville shooting

May 05, 2010|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

Three more people have been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting in Clarksville on April 6, according to Howard County police.

Patrick James Belt, 21, of the 16000 block of Frederick Road in Mount Airy faces attempted first-degree murder, assault, robbery and other charges. Stevie Ann Gribble, 19, of the same address, was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault. Diana Eileen Marker, 22, of the 5500 block of Hunting Horn Drive in Ellicott City was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, attempted first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and other charges.

One suspect, Daniel John Palombo Jr, 24, of the 3500 block of Reynard Drive had been charged in April with conspiracy in this case. He was released April 18 after posting $150,000 bond.

Police investigators believe that Palombo was planning to meet the victim, Brandon Michael Boswell, 25, of Fort Washington to buy drugs. Palombo told Boswell to meet in the 5400 block of Broadwater Lane.

According to police, when Boswell got out of his car to talk to Palombo, a car came down the private driveway and a masked man and woman got out with guns and demanded money from Boswell and the passengers in his car.

Police say that Belt shot Boswell in the leg, and he was treated and released from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He and Marker were being held without bail at the Howard County Detention Center. Gribble, who police say was the getaway driver, was released April 30 after posting $10,000 bond.

Police are still investigating the unrelated shooting of two teenage boys in the 9100 block of Hitching Post Lane in Laurel that night. Two people were arrested last month in connection with a third unrelated shooting April 6 in the first block of Alma Avenue in Laurel.

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