January 31, 1995
County police have issued an arrest warrant for a Beltsville man charged with shooting a Freetown man early Sunday during an argument, authorities said yesterday.Police said Derrick Lamont Jones, 25, whose address was not disclosed, told them that he and another man had been drinking together Saturday night. The other man came to Mr. Jones' girlfriend's house in the 7800 block of Shirley Murphy Court shortly before 3:30 a.m., and the two began arguing, police said.The other man pulled out a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun after the two argued and fired at Mr. Jones as he ran down the stairs, striking him in the waist, police said.
September 5, 2013
Footage of a man opening fire into a crowd of people outside a Beltsville strip mall earlier this week was captured by a surveillance camera, and Prince George's County Police are now hoping it will lead them to the suspect. Nobody was injured in the Tuesday morning gunfire, but the man firing the weapon is wanted in connection with the incident. About 1:20 a.m., officers were called to the 11400 block of Cherry Hill Road, where an investigation showed the suspect had gotten out of a car and opened fire on a group of men. The surveillance video, released Wednesday, shows the men scattering as the suspect shoots.
February 7, 1994
A Beltsville man was in fair condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday after being stabbed during an argument with an acquaintance in Millersville, county police said.Matthew Lovett, 23, told police he was stabbed after arguing about a personal matter with Nathan G. Brown III about 2 a.m. outside the man's home in the first block of Nancy Ave.Police said Mr. Lovett was stabbed three times in the back and the right hand as he tried to run to the nearby Knollwood Nursing Home for help.
November 27, 1997
Christopher R. McCleary, the man widely credited with transforming Digex Inc. of Beltsville from a small regional Internet service provider into a company with a national reach, is stepping down.McCleary, 45, said yesterday that he would resign from the company by the end of the year. His posts at Digex -- president and chief executive officer -- are being eliminated by Digex's new parent, Intermedia Communications Inc.The Tampa, Fla.-based telecommunications company, which bought Digex in July for $150 million, said the president and CEO posts at Digex are being eliminated as part of the merger.
May 8, 1996
County police arrested a Beltsville man Saturday and charged him with stealing a videocassette recorder worth nearly $350 from a Best Buy store in Annapolis.Gary Lynn Sutton, 38, of the 7500 block of Ridgewell Court was charged with felony theft.Kevin Day, a security officer in the 100 block of Defense Highway told police that he saw a man carrying an empty VCR box in the store about 10 p.m.The man told a clerk at the door that he was returning the VCR, and the clerk gave the man a sticker that read, "paid," to put on the box so that the man could take the box into the store, police said.
July 11, 1994
A 50-year-old Beltsville woman died yesterday after the car her husband was driving hit the right shoulder barrier of southbound Interstate 95 near the Patapsco River, state police said.The stretch of I-95 south near the Baltimore County line was shut down between 1:19 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. as emergency vehicles and a helicopter arrived. Sharon Jean Sweeney of the 4200 block of Taunton Road was pronounced dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center about 4 p.m., police said.John Douglas Sweeney, who was driving the 1987 Chevrolet Celebrity station wagon, was following a gray 1979 Cadillac that headed off the road because of a flat tire.