Friday, August 19, 2005

August 19

A man was arrested in the body-in-the-safe case.

On Tuesday the Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted former correctional officers Dameon Christopher Woods, 33, of Baltimore County, Nathan Delmont Colbert, 42, of North Loudon Avenue and Leonard Hatcher, 43, of Thomas Avenue, for second-degree murder in connection to the beating death of Raymond K. Smoot, 51. Second-degree murder carries a maximum possible prison term of thirty years. Smoot was in custody in his cell May 14 at the Central Booking and Intake Facility. Colbert and Hatcher were arrested today and are in custody. There is a warrant issued for Woods' arrest. At the time of the indictment, arrest warrants were issued. A bail review will be scheduled for next week in Baltimore City Circuit Court. An arraignment will be scheduled at a later date.

Shane Burton, 20, of North Clinton Street, Ronald Sturgiss, 21, of Parkton and Dominic Warren, 21, of Parson Avenue were scheduled for arraignment at 9:30 this morning. A Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted all three men for first-degree murder and conspiracy to first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Jerry Evans. If convicted, the maximum sentence the defendants could face is life in prison. Court documents allege that on June 16 police officers responded to the 1100 block of McAleer Court for a shooting. Evans was later pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The defendants were identified through eyewitness accounts.

Crazy shit in the countryside dept.: Sixty-seven year-old Ralph Manna was convicted of trying to solicit the murders of his ex-wife and his own son from jail (Myersville is out west between Frederick and Hagerstown). There's a big black rapist on the loose in Hebbville. And in Elkton, Kathleen Zeman was acquitted after being accused of starving her boyfriend's wife to death.

The CP covers Bmore's surveillance cameras, and the murder ink includes some gruesome tales.

Maryland is the second stop in sniper John Muhammad's four-state court tour.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

August 17

At a hearing today, Bradford Mulcahy, 25, of Towson, pled guilty to automobile manslaughter before Judge Lynn Stewart. Under terms of the plea agreement announced in open court, Mulcahy will receive four-years in prison when formally sentenced October 12. On February 15, 2005 Baltimore City Police observed Bradford Mulcahy engaged in a possible narcotics violation and attempted to pull his vehicle over to investigate. Mulcahy failed to stop and proceeded the wrong way in the 1500 block of West Baltimore Street where he struck and killed a pedestrian, Stephen Cage, 46. Mulcahy crashed into a building in the 1200 block of West Baltimore Street and was apprehended after a brief foot chase.

A peek behind the petticoats of Baltimore's liquor license trade.

Suprise to no one Dept.: in Cumberland a guy the neighborhood kids called Mr. Tickles has been arrested for trying to abduct and eight-year-old.

Monday, August 15, 2005

August 15

Two men in their early 20's were fatally shot in separate incidents in South Baltimore and Edmonson Village.

Closing arguements went down today in the Espinoza/Canela trial, and the jury has begun deliberations.

A 17-year-old Marcus Bradford of Bowie has been charged as an adult in connection with a shooting the buttocks of a 21-year-old student on campus at the University of Maryland.

In Salisbury six-month old hit-and-run victim Briana Braxton died, and both her father Brian and her mother are under arrest.

Robert Manger of South Baltimore got 15 years for child sexual abuse.

A former Jessup corrections officer, Rasheem Jamal Robinson, is under arrest for dealing coke.

Two attempted-murder arrests, a stabbing and lots of stealing in the blotter.

Maryland's juvenile offenders may be sent to Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Trial starts tomorrow for Patrick Walsh, accused ringleader and cheeky monkey in the Charles County arson case.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

August 14

Frank McCreary of Crofton and Carmelo Vizzi of Perry Hall got one and two years for bribery. McCreary was a Realty Specialist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore who steered property repair contracts to Vizzi in exchange for kickbacks of $250 to $600 per contract.

"Hello, Finksburg police? Rascals have purloined my latex gloves and back issues of Black Inches from my Ford Probe!"

Escaped convict Eric Curley was captured in Camden, Delaware.

Ed Norris gave an interview to JZ.

Teenagers buying drugs were stabbed at Laurel Mall.

The Mid-Atlantic Cold Case Homicide Investigators Association held its first convention in Annapolis.