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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Sun Staff Writer | August 8, 1994
Alphonso Quinn, who sold home security systems for a living, goes on trial in Prince George's County today on charges of terrorizing a Bowie woman with a crossbow and raping her in her home last summer.Mr. Quinn was indicted in October on 44 counts, including first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense, false imprisonment and weapons charges in four attacks between June and September. If convicted of rape, he could be sentenced to life in prison.He is accused of being the "crossbow rapist," who police said broke into four homes in Bowie and Glenn Dale in the predawn hours armed with a crossbow, threatened women and raped them.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2011
The moment was 20 years in the making. That's how long Earl Geoghegan of Pasadena had tried talking his wife, Michelle, into buying a crossbow. . But there were the Geoghegans last Thursday morning waiting in line, like thousands of other local outdoors enthusiasts, turning their Christmas and holiday gift cards into guns, bows, fishing rods, camping equipment and other coveted necessities — and a few luxuries — to help them pursue their favorite...
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Staff Writer | September 7, 1993
Prince George's County police say they believe the same man, masked and armed with a crossbow, has broken into four homes since June -- the most recent on Sunday in the Bowie area -- and raped four women.In each case, the assailant broke in through a sliding door, threatened the victim with a crossbow and rifle and bound her, police said.Each attack occurred in a house near a wooded area. In one incident, the assailant used the crossbow to shoot and kill a victim's pet dog.Police said the man was last seen wearing a black ski mask, black long-sleeved shirt, black sweat pants and black work gloves.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2011
Arguments about equipment have raged in many sports across generations. Those who played football without the protection of a face mask might have questioned the manhood of those whose helmets included visors that made them look like Darth Vader. Golfers who played the game with persimmon woods marvel at how far they are hitting it with modern clubs, but wonder how good the players are who launch 350-yard drives. The same is true for those who use longbows and recurve bows to hunt white-tailed deer and other wildlife.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Sun Staff Writer | August 25, 1994
After the man armed with a crossbow and rifle finished raping a 28-year-old Greenbelt woman, he turned to her husband lying face down on the bed and made a chilling announcement."
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November 10, 1994
A burglar who broke into Don's Treasure World in the 600 block of Church St. on Monday made off with a crossbow and an engraved Desert Storm commemorative knife, county police said.Donald Blair, 36, told a Northern District officer that some neighborhood youths came to his house shortly before 9 p.m. and told him that the front door of his shop was ajar. Mr. Blair went to the shop -- which he had closed shortly after 4 p.m. -- and found that someone had broken a small pane of glass on the front door, reached in and unlocked it, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 27, 2003
Authorities are investigating the death of a Parkville fifth-grader killed by a crossbow while hunting in Talbot County on Saturday evening. The victim, identified as Tyler Stephen Mattison, 10, a Seven Oaks Elementary School pupil, was shot while he and his father, Christopher Stephen Mattison, 39, hunted on private property along Norwich Creek Drive in Queen Anne. Neighbors described the senior Mattison as an avid sportsman and his son as an animal lover. "Oh my God, it's sad. We've known him since he was born, and I saw them when they left to go hunting Friday evening," said the Mattisons' next-door neighbor, John Sparr.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | March 2, 2003
Where do you draw the line on making hunting more accessible? Electronic calls? Motorized decoys? Baiting? For a lot of bow-and-arrow purists, the line is crossbows. Don't want them. Don't need them. Shouldn't allow them. The crossbow debate will move next week from rod and gun clubs and Web chat rooms to Annapolis. It was bound to happen sooner or later. The Environmental Matters Committee will have a hearing at 1 p.m. on March 12 on a bill to allow able-bodied hunters to use crossbows during any season a bow can be used.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | November 21, 2003
A misdemeanor charge has been filed on the Eastern Shore against the father of a Baltimore County boy killed last month in a crossbow accident, Maryland Natural Resources Police announced yesterday. Working with the Talbot County state's attorney, police charged Christopher Stephen Mattison with one count of reckless endangerment in the death Oct. 25 of his 10-year-old son, Tyler, said Col. Scott Sewell, superintendent of the Natural Resources Police. Mattison, 39, of Perry Hall, was served with charging documents Tuesday at his attorney's Baltimore-area office, Sewell said.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | November 1, 2003
QUEEN ANNE - The 10-year-old Baltimore County boy killed Oct. 25 in an Eastern Shore hunting accident was climbing down from a tree stand when his crossbow fired, hitting him in the chest, Department of Natural Resources Police said yesterday. Offering the first details of the incident, DNR officers at the Queen Anne station said Tyler Stephen Mattison was about 17 feet above the ground when he called out to his father that he had been shot. Christopher Stephen Mattison climbed up the tree to help his son, then rushed to a nearby residence to call 911 when his cell phone couldn't get reception.
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September 21, 2006
What's the point? -- You know there is fantastically random stuff to be had on eBay, or at least bizarrely fun auctions to read. But how to sort out the run-of-the-mill used shoes from the crossbow Jennifer Lopez used in the film The Cell? That's where this site comes in. What to look for --Just peruse the blog, which updates a couple of times a day, for the most recent listings in the celebrity or just-plain-weird -- or some combination -- realm. Recent entries spotlighted a Will Smith tour jacket, a mechanical bull and Glenn Close's Oscars dress from 1990.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | January 8, 2004
EASTON -- Prosecutors agreed yesterday to set aside a criminal charge of reckless endangerment against the father of a 10-year-old Baltimore County boy who was killed in a crossbow accident while deer hunting on the Eastern Shore last fall. In exchange, Christopher Stephen Mattison composed a five-paragraph statement outlining the anguish and guilt he feels at the death of his son, Tyler, that will be used in public service announcements and hunter safety courses to caution parents who take their children hunting.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | November 21, 2003
A misdemeanor charge has been filed on the Eastern Shore against the father of a Baltimore County boy killed last month in a crossbow accident, Maryland Natural Resources Police announced yesterday. Working with the Talbot County state's attorney, police charged Christopher Stephen Mattison with one count of reckless endangerment in the death Oct. 25 of his 10-year-old son, Tyler, said Col. Scott Sewell, superintendent of the Natural Resources Police. Mattison, 39, of Perry Hall, was served with charging documents Tuesday at his attorney's Baltimore-area office, Sewell said.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | November 2, 2003
No one would argue that the death of Tyler Mattison last weekend wasn't tragic. A 10-year-old boy with a sunny smile and pet turtle isn't supposed to end up dead, with friends and family left wondering what kind of grown-up he might have been. The real tragedy here is that Tyler didn't have to die. His being shot in the chest by a crossbow while hunting on the Eastern Shore was an outcome that could have been prevented. There were plenty of warning signs. Tyler was hunting with his father.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | November 1, 2003
QUEEN ANNE - The 10-year-old Baltimore County boy killed Oct. 25 in an Eastern Shore hunting accident was climbing down from a tree stand when his crossbow fired, hitting him in the chest, Department of Natural Resources Police said yesterday. Offering the first details of the incident, DNR officers at the Queen Anne station said Tyler Stephen Mattison was about 17 feet above the ground when he called out to his father that he had been shot. Christopher Stephen Mattison climbed up the tree to help his son, then rushed to a nearby residence to call 911 when his cell phone couldn't get reception.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | October 31, 2003
The 10-year-old Baltimore County boy killed in a crossbow hunting accident Saturday on the Eastern Shore did not have a hunting license and had never before handled a crossbow. A source knowledgeable about the investigation said Maryland Natural Resources Police believe that Tyler Stephen Mattison, a Perry Hall fifth-grader, shot himself accidentally in the chest while hunting on private property in Queen Anne. Since 1977, all first-time hunters have been required to complete a firearms and safety course before being allowed to buy a hunting license.
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By Kris Antonelli and Peter Hermann and Kris Antonelli and Peter Hermann,Staff Writers | September 14, 1993
A Glenn Dale man was arrested last night as a suspect in four Prince George's County rapes in which the victims were attacked in their homes by a masked man armed with a crossbow, Prince George's County police said.Alphonzo Quinn, 36, of the 4300 block of Rockport Lane, was arrested about 6:30 p.m. after police said he telephoned a victim from a Washington pay phone. Mr. Quinn was arrested a short distance from the pay phone, in the 5900 block of E. Capitol St., after police traced the call using a monitor placed on the victim's telephone.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Sun Staff Writer | August 13, 1994
Alphonso Quinn was convicted yesterday of breaking into a Prince George's County woman's home armed with a crossbow in September and raping her twice.A Prince George's Circuit jury deliberated for little more than an hour before finding Quinn, 37, guilty on all counts, including two charges of first-degree rape, two first-degree sex offenses, false imprisonment, burglary and weapons violations.The rape and sex offenses each carry a maximum penalty of life in prison, said prosecutor Deborah Johnston.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | October 28, 2003
As state officials continued their investigation yesterday into the death of a Perry Hall fifth-grader killed by a crossbow in a weekend hunting accident, friends and neighbors remembered the boy's love of animals and the outdoors. "It's awful. I'm going to miss seeing him and his little smile," said Susan Collins, a neighbor on Joppa Pond Road whose 6-year-old and 4-year-old sons played with Tyler Stephen Mattison. "He liked playing video games. He was good with the little kids -- giving them piggyback rides.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 27, 2003
Authorities are investigating the death of a Parkville fifth-grader killed by a crossbow while hunting in Talbot County on Saturday evening. The victim, identified as Tyler Stephen Mattison, 10, a Seven Oaks Elementary School pupil, was shot while he and his father, Christopher Stephen Mattison, 39, hunted on private property along Norwich Creek Drive in Queen Anne. Neighbors described the senior Mattison as an avid sportsman and his son as an animal lover. "Oh my God, it's sad. We've known him since he was born, and I saw them when they left to go hunting Friday evening," said the Mattisons' next-door neighbor, John Sparr.
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