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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 26, 2002
Maryland State Police said yesterday they are seeking a driver in an apparent road-rage shooting on southbound Interstate 795 in Owings Mills that left a Hampstead woman with a bullet wound in the foot. Just before midnight Friday, police say, a motorist pulled alongside a Chevrolet Blazer driven by Everett L. Poole, 32, of Lineboro and fired a single shot into the Blazer's passenger door, grazing the foot of passenger Josie M. Steger, 31, of Hampstead. The shooter continued south on I-795 as Poole pulled over.
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By Anne Colt Leitess | August 19, 2014
Editor's note: This article has been updated from an earlier version Criminal trials typically end once the jury returns its verdict. The attorneys move on to their next cases, unless appeal is pursued, and the debate ends. Unfortunately, that has not been the case after the recent trial of State v. Joseph Walker in Anne Arundel County. An Anne Arundel County grand jury indicted the defendant in this case for murder and other offenses after a Maryland State Police investigation revealed strong evidence that the defendant shot and killed an unarmed man during a road rage incident.
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June 16, 2002
SOMEWHERE IN the Declaration of Independence there seems to be a clause about the rights of Westerners to drive their off-road vehicles wherever they durn well please. Or maybe it's in the Emancipation Proclamation. Or the Ten Commandments. Whatever. What's right is right - and no federal G-man is going to keep the Utahan off his chosen path. Come to think of it, it looks like no G-man even wants to try. There's all this land out there, and just because it's owned by all the people of the United States (the government)
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August 4, 2014
I am disgusted by the not guilty verdict rendered in the case of New Jersey detective Joseph Walker, who shot and killed Joseph Harvey Jr. last year ( "N.J. officer not guilty of murder in Arundel road rage shooting," July 30). Clearly, Maryland law was not adhered to in this case. Mr. Walker is a detective in New Jersey. He was in Maryland attending a relative's birthday party with his family, so clearly he was not here on official business. Why was he carrying his gun? He was out of his jurisdiction and off-duty.
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September 17, 2013
When folks cannot get into or out of Baltimore before or during Labor Day weekend, when merchants cannot do business because parking is almost impossible, when mature trees are cut down to improve visibility for loud race cars and when the Baltimore Antique Show is displaced to an alternate weekend, how can Baltimore city planners expect people to support a Grand Prix (" Grand Prix of Baltimore canceled through 2015, and likely beyond," Sept....
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April 28, 2013
Baltimore City Police say they believe road rage may have been the reason behind a fatal shooting overnight in the city. Police said that at about 2:55 a.m., they responded to the 2800 block of Erdman Avenue for a report of a shooting, and found an adult black male with multiple gun shot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced at 3:17 a.m. Police did not release the victim's identity, and also had no immediate information on a suspect. However, they said they believe the incident may have been the result of road rage.
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Dan Rodricks | June 6, 2012
What would you do if, while sitting behind the wheel of your car at a traffic light, you see a man with a handgun in a shoulder holster approach your vehicle, pound his fist against the driver-side window and release a profane tirade? Would you: a. Lower the window and fire back some expletives; b. Look for an emergency route through the busy intersection in front of you; c. Remain calm and ignore the man until he goes away; d. Call the cops as soon as possible? When this happened to him in Harford County last week, Francesco Grasso chose "c" and "d. " Dr. Grasso is a surgeon with a practice in Baltimore, Towson and Bel Air. He was shaken enough by this display of road rage to contact me and to submit his account as a cautionary tale for other drivers.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2012
An incident of road rage in Gambrills Monday led to a stabbing, a two-car crash and an arrest, police said. Ross Brandon Sudbrook, 23, of Old Riverside Drive in Baltimore, has been charged with assault and reckless endangerment as a result of the stabbing. Police found several injured people and two heavily damaged vehicles at about 4 p.m. near the intersection of Route 3 north and Churchview Road. A Ford Explorer and a PT Cruiser were in a drainage ditch. Investigators said the accident and assault stemmed from an altercation between the driver of the Explorer and a 23-year-old male passenger in the other car. Police said that the driver and passenger in the Explorer exchanged seats on at least one occasion at another intersection along Route 3 and the delay led to an exchange of words between the occupants of the two vehicles.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2010
A 26-year-old Severn man has been charged with murder and other crimes in a killing that police believe was prompted by road rage. James William King, who has an extensive record of traffic violations and other offenses, was arrested Tuesday night at his home in the 800 block of Crest Hill Drive, according to a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County police. King was charged with first-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment and two other counts, and was being held without bail at the Jennifer Road Detention Center.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2011
A 25-year-old man who shot and injured a man in a downtown parking lot — and then was promptly arrested by a nearby Baltimore City SWAT team — was charged Sunday with attempted murder. James Edward Johnson had no criminal record before he was picked up by officers about 3 a.m. Sunday in a parking lot next to the city's impound lot adjacent to I-83. Now, he faces charges of first- and second-degree attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and handgun violations, according to police department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
A case focusing national attention on the use of deadly force by off-duty law enforcement ended Wednesday when a New Jersey detective was acquitted of murder in a fatal roadside shooting last year along Route 3 in Millersville. It took an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court jury about six hours to find Joseph Lamont Walker not guilty on charges of first- and second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and handgun violations in the death in June 2013 of Lansdowne resident Joseph Dale Harvey Jr. "The jury was able to see this for what it was — a father who was forced to defend his family, including his wife and his children, who were under attack on the side of the road," said defense attorney Charles N. Curlett Jr. "The prosecution's theory of the case that this was an act of murder ... is simply wrong.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2014
Jurors are set to resume deliberations Wednesday in the case of a New Jersey police officer accused of shooting a man to death last summer on the side of a Millersville highway. Joseph Lamont Walker, 41, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 36-year-old Joseph Dale Harvey Jr. on Route 3. Walker was driving home from a birthday party for a nephew last June when his car drifted into Harvey's lane. Harvey shouted and swerved toward Walker's car, and both men pulled over.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Closing arguments are expected Tuesday in the trial of an off-duty New Jersey police officer accused of murdering a Lansdowne man following a road-rage incident last summer in Anne Arundel County During the final day of testimony in Circuit Court on Monday, two law enforcement experts offered opposite opinions as to whether Joseph Lamont Walker, 41, acted reasonably in shooting Joseph Dale Harvey Jr., 36, on the side of Route 3 near Interstate 97...
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2014
When a New Jersey police officer goes on trial Monday in Annapolis in the killing of a Lansdowne man during a road rage incident, he won't face the first-degree murder charge alone. Joseph Lamont Walker, 41, will have a defense team that includes a high-powered New York attorney behind him, as well as a long blue line of fellow officers, police fraternal organizations and union officials. Facts of the June 2013 case are undisputed: Walker shot and killed Joseph Dale Harvey Jr. along Route 3 near Millersville after the two pulled their vehicles over following an angry exchange.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Jury selection begins Friday in the murder trial of Joseph Lamont Walker, a New Jersey police officer accused of the fatal shooting of a Lansdowne man during a road rage incident in Anne Arundel County last summer. The case will go on as scheduled after Judge Michael Wachs dismissed a motion Thursday by Walker's attorneys to have the case dismissed. One hundred and fifty potential jurors have been called to the Anne Arundel Circuit Court in Annapolis for the case, which has drawn attention in law enforcement circles.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
An off-duty Prince George's County police officer was arrested in Curtis Bay Tuesday after a road rage incident that ended with him pointing his gun at another driver, Anne Arundel County police said. The 47-year-old victim told police that the officer, identified as Joey Torres, 44, drove past him in a Chevrolet Equinox in the left lane on Intestate 97. The driver, who was not identified, said he moved his Volkswagen Passat into the lane behind the Equinox to keep up with traffic, police said.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY | July 9, 2008
A 22-year-old Randallstown man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with a road-rage shooting that killed a 16-year-old girl and a 32-year-old man near Bolton Hill, records show. Tavon Spruell of the 3800 block of Cherrybrook Road was taken into custody Friday and ordered held without bail, according to computerized court records. Hostilities leading to the shooting began about 5:40 p.m. Feb. 27 in West Baltimore when a Ford Crown Victoria containing a man and three teens nearly collided with a Jetta that Spruell was driving, according to charging papers prepared by city homicide detective Corey Alston.
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By Mary K. Tilghman, mtilghman@tribune.com | May 8, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. A juvenile was arrested and charged with first-degree assault after a road rage incident in Timonium a little after 7 p.m. on April 26, police reports state. According to police, the juvenile, driving a Ford F-150 truck with Pennsylvania tags, was tailgating a car carrying five people and then pointed a BB gun at one of the passengers in the other car. The passenger got out of the car at Ivy Church and Dulaney Valley roads and the juvenile then struck the passenger with his truck, reports state.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
An Anne Arundel County judge ruled Wednesday that a deadly road-rage case involving a New Jersey detective can move forward to trial, despite defense allegations that prosecutors withheld information from a grand jury before it handed up an indictment. Joseph Lamont Walker, a detective for the Hudson County, N.J., prosecutor's office, is charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses in the June 8 fatal shooting of Joseph Dale Harvey Jr., a 36-year-old Lansdowne truck driver who grew up in Millersville.
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