November 15, 1996
A former Meade Senior High School custodian will likely be sentenced to probation next month after he pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel Circuit Court this week to having sex with a 15-year-old student in the school's auditorium.Mortimer M. Peters, 37, of the 400 block of Starwood Drive in Glen Burnie admitted to Judge Eugene M. Lerner that he had sex with the girl Feb. 20.The encounter was consensual, according to prosecutors, but is considered a third-degree sex offense because the girl was under age 16 and Peters was more than four years older than the girl.
August 4, 2003
A Howard County school custodian was in serious condition last night after being shot in an apparent random attack inside an Ellicott City Rite Aid store Saturday, police said. Robert Lee Jackson, 50, the chief custodian at Mayfield Woods Middle School in Elkridge and father of three, was buying sodas when he was shot four times by a man he did not know, according to county police and his family. Arrested and held without bail at the Howard County Detention Center was James Milton Lane, 46, on charges including attempted first-degree murder.
February 15, 1991
Sarah Elaine Adams, a retired school custodian and housekeeper, died Friday of cancer at her home on Abbotston Street.Services for Mrs. Adams, who was 74, were held yesterday at the Most Worshipful Zerubbabel Masonic Grand Lodge.She retired in 1988 after 30 years as a housekeeper for a Baltimore family. Earlier, she was a school custodian.The former Sarah Elaine Gatewood was born and reared in Dorsey.Her husband, Charles Floyd Adams, a retired construction foreman, died in 1989. After his death, Mrs. Adams, who had lived on Carrollton Avenue for many years, moved for a time to Bridgeton, N.J.She is survived by three daughters, Sarah Satterfield and Hattie Washington, both of Baltimore, and Hazel McCoy of Bridgeton; three sons, the Rev. Marion Adams and Greer Tripp, both of Baltimore, and Theodore Kelley of Bridgeton; a sister, Emma Jackson of Baltimore; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
April 15, 2004
Two men killed when their car hits pole in Annapolis Two men died early yesterday morning when their Honda coupe struck a telephone pole at Bay Ridge Avenue and Bank Street, Annapolis police said. Ryan James Wiseley, 21, of the 900 block of Monterey Ave. in Annapolis and Jason Patrick Heeney, 22, of the 600 block of Old Stage Road in Glen Burnie were declared dead at the scene, police said. Wiseley was driving south on Bay Ridge at a high speed when the car left the road and struck the pole, police said.
March 28, 1995
Goldie E. HollisSchool custodianGoldie E. Hollis, a retired school custodian, died Friday at A Family Place, a group home in Baltimore, after a series of strokes. She was 87 and had lived for many years in East Baltimore.The former Goldie E. Creth, a native of Petersburg, Va., retired in 1966 after working for many years in the Baltimore school system.She was a member of Holy Covenant Episcopal Church, 5657 The Alameda, where services were set for 11:30 a.m. today.She is survived by her husband, Herman H. Hollis; a daughter, Corrine Byrd; a stepdaughter, Marian Cromartie; two stepsons, Charles Hughes and Lloyd W. Jones; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
December 13, 1994
Oleatha SpencerSchool custodianOleatha M. Simmons Spencer, a retired school custodian, died Saturday of a heart attack at Harbor Hospital Center. The Glen Burnie resident was 65.She had worked as a custodian for nine years at Marley Elementary School in Anne Arundel County until retiring in 1972 on a medical disability.The native of Bartow, Fla., was educated in schools there and moved to Glen Burnie in 1944 after her marriage to Garrison F. Spencer, who survives her. They divorced in 1971.