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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | March 22, 2001
A gunman who killed a Baltimore police officer last week first shot the officer in the leg and then grabbed him and shot him in the head as he lay disabled on the sidewalk, court documents filed yesterday say. The shooting March 12 of Agent Michael J. Cowdery Jr., 31, in the 2300 block of Harford Road, happened so quickly that by the time a colleague of Cowdery shouted "Gun," it was too late to react, the documents say. Revealing new details in the...
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Baltimore police charged a Parkville man Saturday in the stabbing of two Ottobar employees — one of them fatally — the day before, according to charging documents. Nicholas Brandon Heath, 32, of the 2500 block of Windsor Road has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Tom Malenski, 35, early Friday at the Remington concert venue. Malenski, an employee of the bar in the 2500 block of N. Howard St., was attending a concert on his night off when he helped a co-worker break up a fight and removed a patron, according to police and the bar's owner.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Julie Bykowicz and Gus G. Sentementes and Julie Bykowicz,sun reporters | October 31, 2006
In a rare mistake, a city prosecutor inadvertently dropped murder charges against a man accused of assaulting a man and then setting his Midtown-Belvedere apartment on fire this month. The suspect, Zukael T. Stephens, spent a weekend free while friends of the man he is accused of killing, Marcus Rogers, a transgender activist, held a memorial service Saturday night. Police detectives rearrested Stephens yesterday at his home near Randallstown. On Thursday, a prosecutor dropped several charges against Stephens, 29, and he was released the next day, according to court documents and officials.
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November 14, 2013
A Joppa man with an extensive criminal history was accused of threatening a relative with a handgun and choking her Saturday night, according to charging documents. Baraat Bin Warthen, 34, of the 100 block of Philadelphia Road, allegedly confronted the woman at about 10:30 p.m. at the same address after she tried to leave "due to activities that were ongoing at the residence," according to the statement of charges. The statement said the woman told police the next morning that when she tried to recover some items, Warthen put a gun to her head and asked, "Are you gonna snitch on me, [expletive]
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2002
A Roman Catholic priest who is accused of filing a false carjacking report to cover up a night with a male prostitute has been relieved of his priestly faculties and is missing from his Lansdowne parish. The Rev. Steven P. Girard, 54, pastor of St. Clement I Catholic Church, has been missing since last week, when Baltimore County police charged him with making a false statement to a police officer after his story about a carjacking unraveled under police questioning. Girard has been placed on leave and his priestly faculties suspended, said Raymond P. Kempisty, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,gus.sentementes@baltsun.com | December 23, 2008
A trooper was fired yesterday by the Maryland State Police after he was arrested on charges of kidnapping a man in his marked cruiser at a fast-food drive-through, then leading Baltimore County police on a drunken high-speed chase. The incident unfolded about 2:30 a.m. Saturday at a Taco Bell restaurant at Loch Raven Boulevard and Taylor Avenue in Towson. Witnesses told county police officers that a trooper in plainclothes activated his siren and began yelling at people in the drive-through to get out of the way, according to police charging documents.
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By Anica Butler and Anica Butler,SUN STAFF | April 7, 2005
Three men have been charged with first-degree murder in last year's shooting death of a 16-year-old Milford Mill Academy student, police said yesterday. Sean Raynard Mosley, 19, of the 2500 block of Barnesley Place in Woodlawn, Michael Anthony Hawkins, 21, of the first block of Deveraux Court in Woodlawn and Devin Ross Handy, 21, of the 4700 block of Belle Forte Road in Randallstown were charged yesterday in the death of Renard Jawon Graves on April 11. Graves was preparing to graduate from high school - a year early - and was planning to join the Navy, his family said at the time of his death.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2003
An ex-boyfriend of a Catonsville psychiatrist who was found smothered at her home last week has been charged in the 34-year-old woman's death, Baltimore County police said yesterday. Police were searching for James William Buie, 38, who has been charged in a warrant with first-degree murder in the death of Witney Holland Rose, a second-year resident at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Officers discovered her body Wednesday in the bedroom of her apartment in the 400 block of Shade Tree Court, according to charging documents.
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By Anica Butler and Anica Butler,SUN STAFF | January 13, 2005
A body found in the Cherry Hill area of Baltimore has been identified as that of a missing Baltimore County woman, and her boyfriend has been charged in her death, police said yesterday. Charles Lee Johnson, 38, was charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of Dionne Renee Saulter, 26, Baltimore County police said. The woman was stabbed Dec. 17 in the home she shared with Johnson and their 5-year-old son in the 1900 block of Ellinwood Road in Rosedale, said Officer Shawn Vinson, a police spokesman.
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By Justin Fenton and Ruma Kumar and Justin Fenton and Ruma Kumar,sun reporters | July 26, 2007
An Anne Arundel County teacher and assistant football coach has been charged with fondling a female student in his classroom and sending her explicit e-mails using a pseudonym. Christopher Thomas Newman, 31, described on the South River High School football team's Web page as a married father of two young children, is alleged to have used the name of a character from the movie Fight Club to share fantasies and told the 16-year-old girl, "I think I crossed the line, but I like it." He surrendered to county police July 12. He was charged with two counts of sex abuse of a minor and two counts of fourth-degree sex offense, according to charging documents.
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Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
Police say four people beat a man to death in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood after one of the suspects yelled that the man had raped her. Police charged Latiqwa Mayes, 19, and her father, Willie Mayes, 59, with first- and second-degree murder and assault charges this month in the fatal beating of Donald Robinson. Officers saw him being assaulted by several people in the 800 block of Lennox St. on Sept. 2. According to charging documents released Thursday, Latiqwa Mayes saw Robinson walking down the street and started yelling, "He raped me. He's a sex offender.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2012
The former owner of the Senator Theatre told a police officer "he wished to be arrested in an attempt to get the media involved," according to charging documents in the Aug. 13 incident outside the Baltimore cinema. Tom Kiefaber was arrested that day and charged with trespassing. Below is the text of the charging document; it also appears as a related item (see left). There are seven charges filed against Kiefaber by James "Buzz" Cusack, current operator of the Senator: five counts of trespassing, one count of harassment and an accusation of illegal dumping (at the Senator on Aug. 8)
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2011
A father accused of slitting the throats of his wife and daughters in the family's Crofton home was ordered held without bail Monday, and no motive was offered for why he may have harmed his family and himself. Julio Cesar Esquetini, 49, of the 1600 block of Forest Hill Court in the Crofton Meadows Four townhouse community, appeared on a monitor in District Court in Annapolis from the Anne Arundel County Detention Center. He was arrested Friday and faces more than a dozen charges. He is being held in lieu of $10 million bail.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2010
An Anne Arundel County District Court judge set bail at $1 million Friday for a Severna Park woman charged with murder, after authorities contended that she drove the getaway car for her boyfriend, a jockey who is accused of fatally stabbing a woman in a Pasadena parking lot. Danielle Marie Swain, 22, of the 500 block of East Drive was charged Thursday with first-degree murder, robbery and related charges in the homicide last month of Debra Lynn...
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | August 26, 2009
City police have arrested three men and charged them with gang-raping three women in separate incidents that took place in the parking lot of Seton Keough High School in Southwest Baltimore, records show. The attacks occurred two weeks apart and shared similar characteristics, and detectives determined the suspects' identities after the most recent victim was able to remember the tag number on the vehicle of one of the suspects. Police did not announce the incidents or the arrests. Charged in the crimes are Anthony Oisediamen Edoror Jr., 19, and Opeyemi Adigun, 20, both of Gwynn Oak; and Adeamoloa Adeniran, 20, of Halethorpe.
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By Justin Fenton and Liz F. Kay and Justin Fenton and Liz F. Kay,Justin.Fenton@baltsun.com and Liz.Kay@baltsun.com | August 21, 2009
Two teenagers have been arrested and charged as adults in connection with what police have described as a racially motivated beating of a 76-year-old black man. Zachary Watson, 17, of the 900 block of Jack St. and Emmanuel Miller, 16, of the 1600 block of Spruce St. were arrested and have been charged with 18 counts of attempted murder and other offenses, along with Calvin E. Lockner, 28, whom police arrested Tuesday. Lockner, a self-professed white supremacist who is a registered sex offender and has a tattoo of Adolf Hitler, told detectives that the victim was targeted because he was black.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | July 10, 2005
Howard County police say they have halted a crime spree with the arrests of three men accused in a dozen robberies, burglaries and thefts from vehicles over several months. "With three arrests, we solved multiple crimes," Pfc. Jennifer Reidy, a spokeswoman for the Howard County Police Department, said Friday. "It's always great when you could solve a series of crimes in an area by a good investigation." Pieter Deboer, 19, of Ellicott City; James Shannon, 19, of Columbia; and Andrew Buddy Smith, 20, whose address was unknown, were arrested last month after a weeks-long investigation.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | August 14, 2003
Two men were charged Tuesday, and police were seeking a third suspect in the killing of a Columbia man who was stabbed at least 30 times, apparently because the victim struck another man's child, according to charging documents. Howard County police charged Jerman Avelar, 27, with first- and second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the stabbing death early Tuesday morning of Rigoberto Zavala, 40, in an Owen Brown village apartment in the 6500 block of Quiet Hours Road. The second suspect, Marcus Tulio Moran, 31, was charged as an accessory, police said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | August 12, 2009
A woman whose home was burglarized as she stayed with her daughter was shocked to spot her belongings offered at a neighbor's yard sale, Anne Arundel County police say. The woman recognized an array of her items - including Christmas decorations, Beanie Babies, an Oriental rug and a dresser - being sold by a man who was wearing one of her T-shirts, charging documents say. Police said they found $25,000 worth of her clothes, furnishings and other possessions...
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