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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 10, 1998
Baltimore County police said yesterday the badly decomposed body of a man found in the attic of a vacant house in Hedgesville, W.Va., is believed to be that of a suspect in a 1996 killing in Middle River.Police spokesman Bill Toohey said the department is awaiting positive identification, but it believes the body found Tuesday by a man cleaning the house is that of Wayne Thomas Mann, whose last known address is in the 1000 block of Mohrs Lane in Middle River. A shotgun was near the body.After the body was discovered, West Virginia state police notified county police, said Toohey, who was unable to say why West Virginia police thought the body was that of Mann, 26.Mann is charged in a warrant with first-degree murder in the March 1996 shotgun slaying of Joseph A. Conti, 25, a neighbor.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
This week, the Washington Post is running a series on how police work to seize cash during car stops without a warrant or making an arrest -- and data compiled by the paper suggests Baltimore City and Baltimore County police are among the biggest financial beneficiaries of the controversial tactic. Under a federal program, police departments can get payouts when they seize cash. And since 2001 the two Maryland departments each received $7 million taken from motorists and others, according to the Post's analysis.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Evening Sun Staff | November 14, 1990
Cop killer and escape artist Merle Unger Jr. was listed in fair condition at the Winchester Medical Center following a high-speed car chase that led to his capture by the Virginia state police.The 41-year-old Unger, who has escaped from prison a total of eight times, was on one-to-one guard in his hospital room last night, a hospital official said.Unger was being treated for cuts to his face, a fractured nose and a fractured vertebra that he received when the stolen 1982 Lincoln Town Car he was driving flipped over while he was being chased by the Virginia state police at 7:15 yesterday morning.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
The Northern Virginia couple throwing down $100 tokens at Maryland Live casino last month may have looked like aspiring high-rollers, but police say they were gambling with fake chips. Maryland State Police have charged a husband and wife from Annandale, Va., with conspiracy and theft after determining that they were using counterfeit chips at the Hanover casino. Authorities are looking for two other suspects in a similar, but unrelated, case. According to police, Rosa A. Nguyen, 36, purchased $150,000 worth of counterfeit casino chips — which had been altered to appear to be Maryland Live chips — over the Internet for $12,000.
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By Nancy A. Youssef and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | September 14, 1998
A man suspected in 27 bank robberies, including three in Baltimore County, was captured in West Virginia on Saturday, about an hour after he was featured on the television program "America's Most Wanted."Agents from FBI offices in Baltimore and Pittsburgh and West Virginia state police in Martinsburg teamed to capture John Dennis Grubb, 53, at his Jerrardstown trailer about 10 p.m. Saturday.A woman called "America's Most Wanted" hot line minutes after the show aired, saying she recognized Grubb, said Howard Hay, an associate producer for the show who accompanied authorities on the arrest.
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By Gregory P. Kane and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer | August 26, 1994
An enraged man allegedly fired bullets into a car and a Severn mobile home yesterday, then led police on a high-speed chase pTC into Virginia before ramming his minivan into two state police cars, authorities said.Arrested and charged with malicious wounding, attempted malicious wounding, reckless driving and speeding to elude police was Kevin A. Lupton, 30, of the 500 block of Short Curve Road in Glen Burnie, police said.Mr. Lupton's wife, Carol, and their children, Anthony, 4, and Stephen, 11 months, also were in the minivan, police said.
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By Peter Hermann | September 7, 1991
A former guard at the Maryland Correctional Training Center and his wife, charged in Virginia last month with 70 counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, were charged by Anne Arundel County police yesterday with forging prescriptions at a Glen Burnie pharmacy.Police said Ira Braswell Jr., 53, and Sarah J. Braswell, 51, of Winchester, Va., forged prescriptions at drugstores in Virginia and West Virginia, Baltimore, Hagerstown, Glen Burnie and Odenton."We only have a small part of it here," said Sgt. John Santana, supervisor of the county's police pharmaceutical unit.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff | November 13, 1990
Merle Unger Jr., the Hagerstown cop-killer who has made a criminal career out of escaping from prisons, was apprehended today during a high-speed police chase near Strasburg, Va., authorities said.Unger, 41, was injured when the car he was driving to elude Virginia State Police veered out of control on an exit ramp from Interstate 81 and crashed near Strasburg, about 60 miles southwest of Washington.Officials said Unger was listed in fair condition at Winchester Medical Center after surgery for head and facial injuries.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 13, 2001
A Baltimore County Police Department captain was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated early Sunday after he was stopped on Interstate 95 in Virginia. Lucy Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police, said Capt. John A. Spiroff was driving north about 1:30 a.m. in Prince William County when he was pulled over for "suspicion of DWI." Caldwell said she did not know any other details of the incident or Spiroff's blood-alcohol content when he was stopped. At the time of his arrest, Spiroff was commander of the Wilkens Precinct.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | May 9, 1997
Odd coincidences in the slayings of two Virginia children and Johns Hopkins University graduate student Alicia Showalter Reynolds have made Reynolds' mother wonder if the same pickup truck driver is involved in both cases."
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2013
Two Baltimore-area residents were killed in a small plane crash in Virginia on Saturday, the Virginia State Police said Sunday. The men were identified as Berry Raymond Newgent, 73, of Davidsonville, and Thomas Berry Newgent, 51, of Westminster. Berry Raymond Newgent was the pilot and owner of the experimental plane, and Thomas Berry Newgent the passenger, police said. The plane attempted to land several times, likely at a nearby airstrip, and crashed in a field in Suffolk, police said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | August 4, 2009
A skydiver who died in what police believe was an accident over the weekend was identified Monday as Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Parrish, 53, of Fort Meade. An Army Reservist on active duty, Parrish was in charge of training for Army Reserves and Guard members in the 1st Army Division East at Fort Meade, according to Army spokeswoman Raina Williams. He was well-known at Fort Meade, as the division includes nine brigades east of the Mississippi River, and Fort Meade is the training site for most of them bound for Iraq, Afghanistan and other duties.
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By Gadi Dechter and Laura Vozzella and Gadi Dechter and Laura Vozzella,Sun reporters | April 18, 2007
The victims of Monday's shooting rampage at Virginia Tech ranged from a professor who had survived the Holocaust to the most typical of undergraduates. But the apparent killer, students learned yesterday, was anything but typical - a senior who instructors and classmates believed was disturbed. As new details emerged about 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui and Monday's shooting attacks in Blacksburg, Va., a stricken campus gathered yesterday to grieve after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
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By Brent Jones and John Fritze and Brent Jones and John Fritze,sun reporters | April 3, 2007
Mayor Sheila Dixon said yesterday that the city will pay for the funeral of a 17-year-old Northwest Baltimore student who accidentally drowned last week during a school field trip to a remote location deep in the West Virginia woods. Dixon said the offer is one the city tends to make "for individuals' families in cases like that." Kenneth Jones, father of the boy of the same name who died, said he will accept the offer but still has unanswered questions concerning the circumstances surrounding his son's drowning.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Sun reporter | March 31, 2007
Robin Blake hugged her son for the last time after dinner Sunday night. The boy, Kenneth Jones, had spent much of the weekend at his parents' Westport home, playing basketball with his brother and preparing for a West Virginia camping trip with his high school classmates. "He loved the outdoors, but he was a city kid," said his father, also named Kenneth Jones. "He was on the right track," said his mother, Robin Blake, tears streaming down her face. Kenneth, 17, and seven other students from Independence School Local 1 in Hampden - an alternative public school for students who have struggled in traditional classrooms - left Baltimore on Tuesday morning.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,Sun reporter | March 30, 2007
A 17-year-old Northwest Baltimore boy died in an accidental drowning Wednesday while on a school field trip in remote West Virginia wilderness, city school system officials announced last night. Paramedics needed more than two hours to reach Kenneth Jones, a sophomore at the Independence School Local 1 in Hampden. Tfc. Andrew D. Teter, the investigating officer for the West Virginia State Police, said the swimming hole where the boy was trapped was an "extreme, extreme remote location," more than seven miles from a road.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1996
Virginia State Police hunting for the killer of Alicia Showalter Reynolds yesterday released an artist's drawing of the unidentified man's face and asked for the public's help in finding him."We think the image is very lifelike and we're hopeful someone out there will recognize him," said Lucy Caldwell, a Virginia State Police spokeswoman. "This picture is much more detailed than the earlier sketches."The 35- to 45-year-old man is suspected of killing Reynolds, a Johns Hopkins University doctoral student, after abducting her March 2 from U.S. 29 near Culpeper, Va. He apparently fooled her into thinking something was wrong with her car and offered her a ride, police said.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2004
A former Howard County resident has been indicted in the alleged abduction, assault and robbery of a woman in Prince William County, Va., eight years ago and the prosecutor said the case might be related to a string of similar incidents in the state. Among the cases authorities said might be linked to the incidents is the 1996 abduction and killing of Baltimore doctoral student Alicia Showalter Reynolds. A Prince William grand jury returned an indictment Monday against Darrell David Rice, 36, on abduction with intent to defile, robbery and malicious wounding charges in the February 1996 incident involving a 38-year-old woman.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2004
A former Howard County resident has been indicted in the alleged abduction, assault and robbery of a woman in Prince William County, Va., eight years ago and the prosecutor said the case might be related to a string of similar incidents in the state. Among the cases authorities have linked to the incidents is the 1996 abduction and killing of Baltimore doctoral student Alicia Showalter Reynolds. A Prince William grand jury returned an indictment Monday against Darrell David Rice, 36, on abduction with intent to defile, robbery and malicious wounding charges in the February 1996 incident involving a 38-year-old woman.
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