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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2012
The Crofton man accused of threatening a workplace shooting and calling himself "a joker" appeared in a Prince George's County courtroom Tuesday, hours after leaving the inpatient psychiatric facility where he stayed voluntarily for more than three weeks after police raided his home. A county mental health court judge released Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, into the custody of his parents and ruled that he must continue taking medication and attend counseling while he awaits arraignment in Upper Marlboro next week, according to court records.
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NEWS
By Cal Thomas | July 19, 2014
It may be too soon to label it a trend, and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans. Last Friday in Chicago, a group of black residents of the city's South Side, staged a protest against the violent shootings that are becoming as commonplace as White Sox games at Cellular Field. It wasn't just the protest that should concern the administration and Democrats; it was the language used by some of the protesters, many of whom at the time of the president's 2009 inauguration likely joined other African-Americans in worshipping at the Obama shrine.
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NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2012
A Crofton man repeatedly threatened to “blow everybody up” at his former workplace and declared himself a “joker,” according to Prince George's County police - in what authorities believe is a reference to last week's mass murder during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo. Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, was taken into custody early Friday morning and transferred to Anne Arundel Medical Center for an emergency psychiatric evaluation, police said. He has not been charged with a crime.
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2013
A judge threw out a criminal charge Tuesday against a Crofton man accused last summer of likening himself to a "joker" and threatening to blow up co-workers. The case raised alarm in the wake of a mass shooting in Colorado but ended quietly after prosecutors were unable to connect the allegations to a specific crime. Police seized guns and ammunition from Neil Edwin Prescott's Crofton home after authorities said he called in threats to a Prince George's County business. He was eventually charged with a single count of telephone misuse, which the judge threw out Tuesday.
HEALTH
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
Prosecutors face a ticking clock as they continue to build a case against the Crofton man who they believe threatened to commit a workplace shooting while calling himself "a joker. " Authorities said Monday that they plan to file charges against Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, before he leaves the custody of mental health officials, though they did not specify what the charges might be. Prescott has been in custody since a police raid Friday found a cache of more than two dozen guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition in Prescott's apartment.
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2012
The Crofton man accused of calling himself a "joker" while threatening to carry out a workplace shooting will be under GPS monitoring and not have access to guns while undergoing mental health treatment, a judge ruled Thursday. Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, appeared in Mental Health Court to update a judge on his first week outside of an inpatient mental health facility after being taken into custody last month. Police raided Prescott's apartment, seized two-dozen firearms he legally owns, and later charged him with using a telephone to make threats.
NEWS
By Taylor Lincoln and Taylor Lincoln,SUN STAFF | August 16, 1997
When Thelma Greathouse rubbed off an ace and two jokers on her "Joker's Wilder" scratch-off lottery ticket, she thought she'd hit it big for $600."I had to look at it three, four times. I thought, 'I can't win that much money,' " said Greathouse.The Middle River lottery player was right -- she didn't."Joker's Wilder," introduced this month as a successor to the Maryland Lottery's popular Joker's Wild game that ended more than a year ago, has a ironic twist: The jokers aren't wild -- at least not in the traditional card-playing way.Unlike the previous version of the game, which let players use jokers to round out threes-of-a-kind, Joker's Wilder requires players to match all three cards to win.The news was a rude awakening for Greathouse and her friend Ginger Rudasill, who thought they had not only a $600 winner but an additional $67 coming from other game tickets.
SPORTS
By DETROIT FREE PRESS | August 23, 1998
Dale Jarrett appeared as Batman and Kenny Irwin as the Joker in last night's Goody's 500 NASCAR race in Bristol, Tenn.Their Ford Tauruses have received special paint jobs, and both drivers will wear suits and headgear patterned after the comic book stars.What makes this so special? After all, Winston Cup cars promote everything from Tide to the Cartoon Network to Hot Wheels.This time, though, it's Ford's marketing concept."This gets us into venues beyond traditional race audiences," said Roy Gadomski, Ford Quality Care Motorsports coordinator.
FEATURES
February 3, 2006
Critic's Pick-- The Caped Crusader tries to beat The Joker (Jack Nicholson, above) to the punch line in Batman (8 p.m.-11 p.m., ABC Family).
SPORTS
December 6, 2004
Moves Colleges KENTUCKY: Named Joker Phillips offensive coordinator. MICHIGAN: Announced that F-G Lester Abram will miss rest of basketball season after undergoing surgery on left shoulder and that F-C Graham Brown will miss four to six weeks after hernia surgery.
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2012
The Crofton man accused of calling himself a "joker" while threatening to carry out a workplace shooting will be under GPS monitoring and not have access to guns while undergoing mental health treatment, a judge ruled Thursday. Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, appeared in Mental Health Court to update a judge on his first week outside of an inpatient mental health facility after being taken into custody last month. Police raided Prescott's apartment, seized two-dozen firearms he legally owns, and later charged him with using a telephone to make threats.
HEALTH
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2012
The Crofton man accused of threatening a workplace shooting and calling himself "a joker" appeared in a Prince George's County courtroom Tuesday, hours after leaving the inpatient psychiatric facility where he stayed voluntarily for more than three weeks after police raided his home. A county mental health court judge released Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, into the custody of his parents and ruled that he must continue taking medication and attend counseling while he awaits arraignment in Upper Marlboro next week, according to court records.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
The Crofton gun owner who police say threatened to shoot up his former workplace held a collector's permit that allowed him to purchase more than one regulated firearm per month, according to documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun. Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, bought and registered nine firearms in the year since his application was approved Aug. 16 - eight of them in the past four months, records from the Maryland State Police show. The records were received through a state Public Information Act request.
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
The Crofton man who police have said called himself "a joker" while threatening a workplace shooting has been charged with a single misdemeanor count of misusing the telephone, authorities said Wednesday. Police drew national headlines when they announced that Neil Edwin Prescott was in custody, saying they had thwarted a "violent episode" with links to a mass shooting in Aurora, Colo. But on Wednesday, prosecutors found themselves explaining the relatively minor charge as Prescott's friends criticized the handling of the case.
HEALTH
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
Prosecutors face a ticking clock as they continue to build a case against the Crofton man who they believe threatened to commit a workplace shooting while calling himself "a joker. " Authorities said Monday that they plan to file charges against Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, before he leaves the custody of mental health officials, though they did not specify what the charges might be. Prescott has been in custody since a police raid Friday found a cache of more than two dozen guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition in Prescott's apartment.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
Maryland police regularly send heavily armed tactical officers to raid houses searching for criminal suspects or evidence. Sometimes the operations turn deadly, as in a recent case in Reisterstown when a Baltimore County officer shot a man who police said attacked him with a sword. One of the first questions The Baltimore Sun asks after such an encounter is whether officers had a “no-knock” warrant, which would have allowed them to enter without having to announce themselves, even briefly, before going through the door.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic | July 17, 2008
The Dark Knight is a handsome, accomplished piece of work, but it drove me from absorption to excruciation within 20 minutes, and then it went on for two hours more. It's the standard-bearer for the school of comic-book movies that confuses pompousness with seriousness and popular mechanics for drama. It's scaled to be an urban epic about the deterioration of hope and possibility in Batman's hometown, Gotham City (standing in for all Western cities), but there isn't a single stirring or inspired moment in it. It's all about the responses of citizens, lawmen and criminals to the emergence of the Caped Crusader in Batman Begins.
FEATURES
By Fred Rasmussen | April 26, 1992
From The Sun April 26-May 2, 1842APRIL 26: We understand that a collection, to the amount of about $85, was taken up Sunday last, in St. Patrick's Church, Fells Point, in behalf of the surviving sufferers by the explosion of the Medora, whose condition and circumstances are such as to require the exercise of pecuniary aid.MAY 2: There is no material alteration in the price of stocks -- most descriptions are well sustained.From The Sun April 26-May 2, 1892APRIL 29: Mr. Edward Winslow Wyatt, a well-known society man of Baltimore, was found by Patrolman Crawford at 2:30 o'clock this morning unconscious and bleeding in the alley in the rear of the Mount Vernon Hotel on Monument Street, near Cathedral.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, Andrea F. Siegel and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2012
A Crofton man who owned a cache of weapons repeatedly threatened to "blow everybody up" at his former workplace and declared himself a "joker," police said, in what authorities believe is a reference to last week's mass killings during a midnight screening of"The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo. Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, was taken into custody at his apartment early Friday and transferred to Anne Arundel Medical Center for an emergency psychiatric evaluation, Prince George's County police said.
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