By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2012
Anne Arundel police have charged a 29-year-old homeless man with attempted murder. Louis Vaden also faces assault charges stemming from an incident involving his girlfriend Monday in Brooklyn Park. The victim told police that the suspect had violently assaulted her early in the day in a wooded area behind the 6000 block of Ritchie Highway, where the couple had been living. Investigators said the two became involved in an argument that led to an altercation. The suspect dragged the victim through a bonfire, police said.
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2012
A 56-year-old Milford Mill man and former nonprofit board director has been convicted of setting his ex-girlfriend's city row house on fire in 2010, while she, her five-year-old son and two others slept inside, according to the Baltimore state's attorney's office. Convicted Wednesday on 10 counts including first-degree arson and reckless endangerment, Randall Martin, Jr. now faces nearly 70 years in prison. Martin was arrested in June 2010 after barricading himself inside of his home in Baltimore County.
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2012
Tashawna Jones, 18, and Tyrone Alston, 19, had been dating for two years, but privately, those close to her would later tell police, she was being abused, and was she "ashamed and scared to tell anyone. " She was ready to leave him, they said. Jones didn't get the chance. On Oct. 12, police say Alston shot her in the back of the head at point-black range in the middle of the street in North Baltimore's Harwood neighborhood. Police say the shooting was captured on surveillance cameras, as was the couple's movements in the moments leading up to the shooting.
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2012
Baltimore County police charged an Essex man Monday with stabbing his girlfriend after officers found her body wrapped in a blanket on his kitchen floor. Police say John W. Falkenstein Jr. of Essex stabbed Janet Palasik, 48, after the two got into an argument. Palasik's daughter had called 911 Monday to have officers to check on her mother who had gone to Falkenstein's home in the 700 block of Myrth Ave. on Nov. 4, police said. Officers spoke to Falkenstein at the home, and found Palasik, of the 1100 block of Maple Road in Essex, on the kitchen floor covered with a blanket.
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2012
Ever since the two appeared arm in arm on the red carpet at the London Olympics, people have wondered: Who, exactly, is Michael Phelps' new girlfriend? She hasn't been talking with the news media until now. But in an exclusive interview with The Sun, Megan Rossee seems sporty, competitive and quick to laugh at herself. And, yes, she's also a willowy blond model who loves shoes, sweets and marathon viewings of "Sex and the City. " Though it's been widely reported in the media that Rossee is a cocktail waitress, that makes her laugh because she says she worked at Hollywood's Blok nightclub for only about a month to help pay the bills.
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
As Albert McClellan closes in on a starting job on the Ravens' defense, the outside linebacker is in the process of dealing with an accusation of domestic violence. McClellan was arrested on June 30 in his hometown of Lakeland, Fla., and charged with battery (a first-degree misdemeanor), and simple assault with threat or intent to do violence (a second-degree misdemeanor), according to court documents obtained by The Sun.  Although the case remains active on the Polk County docket with a Sept.
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2012
A Glen Burnie man has been indicted on charges that he killed his girlfriend's former husband, who still shared her home. A four-count indictment unsealed last week accuses Victor Steven Harper, 48, of the April 5 fatal shooting of Ray William Collignon, 53. Harper is charged with second-degree murder and related counts. Police had gone to the home in the 1500 block of Furnace Avenue in response to a call shortly after 3 p.m. They found Collignon dead, apparently shot in the head, Anne Arundel police said at the time.
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2012
Anne Arundel County police arrested a Glen Burnie man after they responded to a caller telling them that his mother was being held at gunpoint by a former boyfriend, police said. Anne Arundel County police arrested a Glen Burnie man after they responded to a 21-year-old caller telling them that his mother was being held at gunpoint by a former boyfriend, police said. Police said that at about 10 p.m. Friday, they received a call saying that the 38-year-old woman was being held in a bedroom of a home in 200 block of Maryland Avenue by an ex-boyfriend, police said.
By Justin Fenton and Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2012
Aquille Carr, a star basketball guard at Patterson High School whose electrifying play earned him the nickname "Crimestopper," was released from jail late Saturday after being arrested on a domestic assault charge. Carr, 18, a 5-foot-6 point guard who was The Baltimore Sun's two-time All-Metro Player of the Year, is accused of throwing his former girlfriend to the ground outside a Southeast Baltimore trade school and kicking and punching her, records show. The rising senior announced in January that he had committed to play basketball at Seton Hall in the 2013 season.
August 7, 2012
Police in Harford County say a man shot himself to death after assaulting and shooting his live-in girlfriend in a home near Aberdeen early Saturday morning. After the victim and one of her daughters had fled the home where the assault took place, a second daughter remained barricaded in a bedroom and was later freed safely. The assailant killed himself before police found him inside the home, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday, sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call that a woman had been assaulted and shot by her live-in boyfriend in the 1300 block of Tralee Circle.
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