Friday, October 27, 2006

October 27

At a hearing today, Tia Whitehead pled guilty to one count of reckless endangerment. The court set a sentencing date of December 27. Reckless endangerment carries a maximum prison term of five years. The child abuse, reckless endangerment and false imprisonment trial of Samuel Pounds was postponed until December 1 before Judge Albert J. Matricciani, Jr., 230 Courthouse East, 111 N. Calvert St. Court documents allege Whitehead and Pounds chained a 15 year old girl to a bed in an upstairs bedroom at a house in the 3200 block of Beehler Avenue on June 19.

Two murders last night: one unID'd man and one Dante L. Johnson, age 20.

At a hearing yesterday, Reginald Williams, 35, of the 400 block of East Eager Street, pled guilty to three counts of first-degree sex offense, one count of third-degree sex offense, one count of rape and three counts of second-degree assault. Under terms of the plea agreement, Williams faces a minimum sentence of 50 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison when sentenced by Judge Allen L. Schwait on February 6, 2007. You'll remember Williams as the serial rapist who sexually assaulted five women in Central downtown over the span of three weeks between December 3-22, 2005. On December 22, 2005 police attempted to arrest Williams in the 1200 block of W. Saratoga Street when he fled into an alley and pulled a gun, and officers shot him in the leg.

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the head, back and stomach during a robbery.
A man sitting in a parked car in the 5500 block of York Road was shot.
Dante Tyner, 20, was arrested for the murder of 17-year-old Darrell Artis (186), shot to death on McClean Blvd-- oddly the same block where Malian taxi driver Oumar Bah (aka Omar Ba) was murdered last June.

Bipolar, drunk Martha J. Ladenson drove the wrong way on Charles Street at 60 mph, killed Kim Carter McDonald, got two years in prison.

File under: grudges, corruption
The Post says O'Malley and Jessamy's feud dates back to '01, when O'M cussed out Ms. J for dropping a police corruption case (Brian Sewell) who O'M wanted prosecuted (a police evidence room had been broken into). Some insiders say the beef actually dates back 16 years, back to when they both ran for State's Attorney in '95. Sixteen years, that's some for-real grudge!
Wonder if Jessamy'll endorse Frowny Bowlcut?!

Isn't it ironic? Don't you think? Local leaders (including Jill Carter and the Elder Conaway) are having a chuckle over the mayor's "not guilty" DUI haunting him 20 years later.
You can't expunge the Internets, kids!

Ooh, I hope this happens! The Examiner wants to run a page a month featuring photos of whoremongers.
Q: Do "Johns" have to register as sex offenders?

Towson police to sex offenders:
no playing hole-in-the-bowl on Halloween.

I can't wait to see this movie:


Anonymous said...

so if there's officially 226 murders now, according to that sun article, that means that one has gone unreported. c'mon sun, you were doing so good lately!

Anonymous said...

I wonder, if Mrs. Ladensberg were black, and Ms. Kim Carter McDonald were white, would the jail sentence only be two years? My guess is "no".

The criminal justice system values any white life a bout 10 times more than any black life.

The court should have also ordered the "prominent" Dr. Ladensberg and his reckless, drunken wife to pay for Ms. McDonald's daughter's Howard University education.

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of printing the names and or photos of johns in the paper.

The SE guide did it for a while, but I think they stopped when they realized that the SE guide does not get delivered to the 'burbs where the johns actually live-- thus it doesn't really deter the creeps in the counties very much at all.

The examiner doing it, however, would have a much bigger impact. I personally think the examiner is crappy and lightweight, but it can perform this task well.

Anonymous said...

jennifer dougherty, the last mayor of frederick, instituted a program where names and photos of johns appear on the frederick police department's website. looking at the site now though, the section is still there but there are no pictures. hm, maybe nobody's been arrested for that recently?