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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | July 18, 2000
Police are searching for a second Baltimore man who they believe was involved in the shooting death of a prominent Virginia banker and historian, authorities said yesterday. Peggy Evans-Garland, the prosecutor in Westmoreland County, Va., said police believe two men were responsible for the July 8 death of Frank M. Bailey Jr., 46, who was shot in the back of the head and left in a field of barley near his 19th-century farmhouse in rural northeast Virginia. Garland refused to identify the second suspect, but said city police and Virginia authorities are looking for him in Baltimore.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2013
Baltimore County police are looking for a 25-year-old man in connection with a July non-fatal shooting on Liberty Road in Randallstown. Police said Joey High shot another man at 1:21 p.m. on July 22 at Liberty Road, near Chapman Road. The victim, who police did not identify, walked into Northwest Hospital with a non life-threatening injury, said police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton. High was indicted in Baltimore County on an attempted first degree murder charge in 2005 but was later dropped, online court records show.
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By NICK SHIELDS | January 4, 2006
Four male suspects have been arrested and charged in a home-invasion robbery and rape last week in a Woodlawn apartment, Baltimore County police said yesterday. Being held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center are Donte Lanard Ross, 20, of the 2900 block of Essex Road in Woodlawn, Devon Mardell Ross, 17, of the 2800 block of Gatehouse Road in Baltimore, Raymond Antonio Vernon, 17, of the 6700 block of Townbrook Drive in Woodlawn and Michael Anthony Long, 16, of the 800 block of N. Luzerne Ave. in Baltimore.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2013
After a drawn-out argument with her adult son early on the morning of June 17, Robin Blackmon called Baltimore County police from her Catonsville home and told a dispatcher that her son was out of control, according to police and court records. Blackmon, a sergeant in the Baltimore Police Department, told the dispatcher she had a gun, county police say. Her son, Andrew Bratcher, was heard in the background by a dispatcher saying his mother had "pulled a gun out on him," according to records.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | February 24, 1998
Four men, two of them from Frederick, were arrested yesterday in the beating of a Canton Safeway employee that many residents believe was racially motivated.The arrests bring to five the number of suspects charged with assaulting an 18-year-old African-American youth Dec. 8. All of the men who were arrested are white."We're pleased to be able to identify all of the suspects ," said Maj. Timothy Longo, commander of the Southeastern District. "We certainly hope these arrests bring a sense of closure to the community."
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May 22, 2007
An Annapolis man was killed in a single-car accident that occurred between Saturday evening and yesterday morning, according to Howard County police. Richard Michael Banks, 49, of the 1100 block of Green Holly Drive was in a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that went off the end of a parking lot in the 7300 block of Coca-Cola Drive, police said. The truck traveled down an embankment and landed on its roof. Police said no one saw the accident, which they believe occurred between 7:20 p.m. Saturday and 8:45 a.m. yesterday.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | February 19, 1999
A Howard County grand jury indicted two Baltimore men yesterday in the shooting and robbery of a pizza delivery woman in Harper's Choice on New Year's Day.Charles A. Mosley Jr., 19, and Naim Quinton Abdul-Muhaimin, 20, were charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, attempted carjacking, kidnapping and use of a handgun in a crime of violence.They are accused of luring two pizza delivery drivers to an apartment complex, stealing $81.05 from both of them and then shooting a driver, Martha Lunsford, 30.In another incident, two others were indicted yesterday in the assault and attempted kidnapping of a North Laurel man in December after a shooting that left Donald R. Mitchell, 43, dead.
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December 23, 1999
An article in the Carroll County edition of The Sun yesterday about a 22-year-old man seeking to have bail reduced incorrectly stated the charges against Christopher Scott Frazier. The article should have said Frazier, with no fixed address, was held on charges of first-degree assault, carjacking, robbery, second-degree assault, theft over $300, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in connection with an attack on a 17-year-old New Windsor girl in September.
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November 28, 1996
County police arrested a Shady Side man and a Virginia man Tuesday on charges of beating a Harwood man with a pipe at a Shady Side grocery store while yelling racial slurs at him.Nelson Bravilo Lopez, 19, of the 7200 block of Fairchild Drive in Alexandria, Va., was charged with first-degree assault. Delmar Wayne Sell, Jr., 32, of the 1300 block of Juniper Drive in Shady Side was charged with attempted first-degree assault and second-degree assault.Chauncey Glen Thompson, Jr., 22, of Harwood was treated for wound to the back of his head at Anne Arundel Medical Center and released.
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,sun reporter | February 6, 2007
A Columbia man was sentenced to 35 years in prison yesterday for firing an assault rifle at Howard County SWAT officers serving a search warrant at his brother's apartment in Columbia last year. Delcarlos Johnnie Jacobs, 22, was convicted by a jury in October of attempted second-degree murder and five counts of first-degree assault. Yesterday, Howard County Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney sentenced Jacobs to 20 years in prison on the charge of attempted second-degree murder, plus 15 years to be served consecutively, for the first-degree assault counts, said a spokesman for the Howard County state's attorney's office.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
A Baltimore County man was convicted Wednesday in the nonfatal shooting of an employee outside the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn in 2011. Gary Stokes, 23, was found guilty by a Baltimore County jury in the shooting that caused the Social Security complex on Security Boulevard to go on lockdown for more than an hour. Police said Stokes robbed Obie Blackmon of his cellphone and then shot him in the arm as he was taking an afternoon walk in woods near the campus. Stokes faces up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of first-degree assault, robbery with a dangerous weapon and the use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2013
Two Pennsylvania men were arrested Saturday in connection with an Ocean City shooting. Ocean City Police said the incident happened near 18th Street and Coastal Highway shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday. Two men were in the swimming pool at the Islander Motel on N. Philadelphia Avenue when they and a group of people walking by on the street began arguing, police said. The men got out of the pool and confronted the group on the street, police said. One man then allegedly took out a handgun and shot two people.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
When Baltimore County police officers arrived at the scene of a reported shooting in Edgemere on Tuesday evening, 43-year-old Kevin Allen Himes, who had a gunshot wound in his chest, told them who had shot him. Himes said he had been in an altercation with Leo Harlen Moser, 53, and that Moser had shot him, police said. Police searched the area near the 7500 block of Sparrows Point Boulevard, where the shooting had occurred, and found Moser with a .40 caliber handgun in his possession, Baltimore County Police said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2013
A Laurel teenager is being charged as an adult with first-degree assault in the shooting of a police vehicle with a BB gun while it was being driven by an officer, Prince George's County Police said Saturday. Andre Christopher Rivers, 16, of the 13500 block of Attleboro Court, was arrested Friday evening after an officer driving along Contee Road "heard a projectile strike his driver's side door" about 6 p.m. and immediately called for backup, police said in a statement. "The patrol officer believed he was being fired on and immediately requested a search of the area," the statement said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2013
A 26-year-old man has been charged in the after hours club shooting last month that left one man dead and others injured, according to Baltimore police. Ricky Horton is charged in the death of Sean Rhodes, 25, of Franklin Square, who was one of three people shot early Jan. 13 at the Ras-a-Ter International Restaurant and Club at 2103 W. North Ave., police said. Horton, of the 4900 block of Edgemere Avenue in Baltimore, faces first degree murder and assault charges. The shooting occurred about 5:30 a.m. as people left the club, marking the second within 14 months, police said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
He first heard the "wails for help" as he walked out of the police station about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. After jumping in his car, putting down the windows and following the sounds, the detective got closer and heard the sound of "metal hitting an object. " Soon after, Detective Mike Ebaugh of the Prince George's County Police Department allegedly witnessed a man "strike a nearly lifeless man with a shovel to the head," according to police. Ebaugh jumped out of his car, pulled out his handgun and ordered the man to drop the shovel, just as the man was "poised to hit the victim once again," police said.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | July 16, 1999
A Howard County grand jury indicted yesterday a 22-year-old North Laurel man accused in the death of an 8-month-old baby.William P. English of the 9100 block of Blues Alley is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, child abuse, first-degree assault and second-degree assault.The baby, Victoria Dobbin, was in English's care June 2, when she either fell "on or off a counter top," charging documents state. An autopsy ruled the death a homicide, stating "blunt force" to the victim's head caused the death.
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January 27, 1999
An inmate at the county detention center awaiting trial on drug, firearm and assault counts has been charged with obstructing justice and intimidating another inmate, court records show.Bail was set at $10,000 in the latest charges against David Bowen, 37, of Westminster.Edward Dunlap Jr., a 37-year-old being held on unspecified charges at the county jail, said Bowen threatened to stab him Jan. 14, according to a complaint.Dunlap alleged that Bowen said he would "get his friends on the outside to kill his whole family," if Dunlap testified against him in a first-degree assault case.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 23, 2012
The Harford County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested one man and has a warrant out for another in connection with a stabbing in Edgewood on Thanksgiving night. The man who was arrested is facing assault and sexual assault charges, according to police. Harford County sheriff's deputies were called around 7:20 p.m. Thursday to the 1700 block of Fountain Rock Way in Edgewood for a report of a stabbing. The victim, 41, had been stabbed in the facial area with an unknown weapon, according to an initial news release from the sheriff's office, which also stated the stabbing appeared to be domestic related.
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By Ann E. Marimow | October 16, 2012
The encounter between police officers and a University of Maryland student after a basketball game in 2010 lasted only 10 seconds, but how a jury interprets those moments, captured on video, will determine the fate of two veteran Prince George's County police officers on trial this week. The officers, Reginald Baker and James J. Harrison, are charged with first-degree assault and misconduct in office. Prosecutor Joseph Ruddy opened the government's case against them Monday by slamming his palm against a wooden railing in a Prince George's County Circuit courtroom, eliciting a loud thwack.
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