Sunday, March 17, 2013
Essex-Middle River Patch presents a review of news of the week of March 11.
In case you missed any of last week's news in and around Essex and Middle River, here's a collection of story links for you to review: Three Charged in Feb. 18 Murder in Middle River Essex Woman Awaits Trial in Husband's Murder Baltimore Blast Win 2013 MISL Championship Deep Creek Middle School Student Rocks Out to Rihanna Maryland House Passes Death Penalty Repeal Essex Counts Down to Crabbing Season Poll: Majority of Marylanders Want Stricter Gun Laws Rosedale/Rossville Crime: Kenwood Liquors Burglarized Essex Elementary Students Are the Kings of Chess Majority of Marylanders Oppose Ending Death Penalty Four Essex-Middle River Students Named Carson Scholars
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Jeffrey Michael Shiflett is charged in the death of Katie Hadel.
Baltimore County Police have charged an Annapolis man with murder in the death of Owings Mills resident Katie Hadel. Jeffrey Michael Shiflett, 33, of the 1700 block of Saint Margarets Road in Annapolis, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to a Baltimore County Police press release. He was arrested without incident Wednesday morning shortly after 11 a.m. when an officer spotted him walking on the street in the Reisterstown area, police said. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Police found the body of Hadel, 33, in her apartment on the unit block of Wellhaven Circle Tuesday night while responding to a domestic disturbance report. Two small children were found unharmed in …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Baltimore County police arrested Eric Isaiah Johnson and Leonard Briscoe last week.
Baltimore County police arrested two men last week in the Sept. 30, 2009, stabbing death of Rodney Lewis in his Randallstown home. On Jan. 2, police arrested Eric Isaiah Johnson, according to a news release. Then, on Jan. 3, police arrested Leonard Briscoe. Both have been charged with first-degree murder. At about 4 p.m. Sept. 30, 2009, officers went to the Lewis' residence in the 9500 block of Liberty Road. During their investigation, police found out that Johnson was staying with Lewis and Lewis' wife. On that day someone had called and reported "finding the body of Rodney Lewis deceased on the kitchen floor," a county news release states. "The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that the victim died of multiple sharp-force …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Dequan Burks was killed on Halloween in 2010.
Sterlin Matthews, 19, of Lansdowne, was sentenced Thursday to 115 years in prison for killing a 16-year-old boy on Halloween in Baltimore Highlands in 2010. According to a statement from the State's Attorney for Baltimore County, Matthews was convicted Oct. 25 in Baltimore County Circuit Court of second-degree murder, 11 counts of first-degree assault and three counts of Use of a Handgun in the Commission of a Crime of Violence. The murder occurred Oct. 31, 2010, when Dequan Burks, 16, was with a group of teens for Halloween in Lansdowne. "The group crossed a footbridge into Baltimore Highlands when shots were fired by Matthews," the statement said. Burks was shot in the back and died, and two other teens "were struck by bullets fired by …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Antoine Reed was sentenced for a 2008 murder at Hunter's Crossing Apartments.
Antoine M. Reed Jr. was sentenced Tuesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court to life without parole in the 2008 shooting death of a Woodlawn apartment complex manager, according to a news release from the State's Attorney's office. Judge John J. Nagle III sentenced Reed, of Gwynn Oak, in the death of Milton Barnes, the manager of the Hunter's Crossing Apartments complex. Reed was convicted by a jury in August of first-degree murder and unlawful use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence . Barnes, "was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the head on June 24, 2008," according to the news release. Barnes reportedly "had been having difficulties with an employee." Reed, a resident of Newfield Road in Gwynn Oak, was the …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Sterlin Matthews, 19, of the 1800 block of N. Bentalou St. is found guilty of first-degree murder and other charges in Oct. 31, 2010, shooting of Dequan Burks and two others near the footbridge over the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
A Baltimore County Circuit Court jury found Sterlin Matthews, 19, guilty of the murder of Dequan Burks, who was 16 when he and three others were shot on the night of Oct. 31, 2010, near the pedestrian footbridge over the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, according to a release issued by State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger. According to the release, Burks had been with a group of teenagers for Halloween in Lansdowne. The group crossed a footbridge into Baltimore Highlands when shots were fired by Matthews, the release said. Burks and the two others were shot near the 100-block of Twin Circle Way, according to police. When police arrived on the scene, they found Burks lying on the sidewalk. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Matthews, of the…
Monday, January 2, 2012
A look at homicide, one of four violent crimes, around Maryland.
Violent crime decreased nationally in 2011, and officials say the trend appears to be occurring in Maryland as well. Overall, violent crimes fell nationally by 6.4 percent from January to June 2011, compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary FBI data. The FBI classifies the following as violent crimes: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Maryland officials said they were not ready to give out statewide crime figures for 2011, but anecdotally, evidence suggests crime went down in 2011. “The trends we’re seeing show again continued sharp reductions in violent crime in the major jurisdictions,” said Bill Toohey, spokesman for the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and …
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Kevin "Yummy" Mattison of Baltimore had eluded capture for two months after police said he fatally shot a man in December 2008 in a York, Pa., drug robbery. Police finally caught him in the third-floor attic of a Middle River house.
A Baltimore man found hiding in the attic of a Middle River house last year—after more than two months as a fugitive wanted in a York, Pa., slaying—faces a possible death penalty in Pennsylvania. Prosecutors allege Kevin E. Mattison, 34, broke into Christian Agosto's York, Pa., home and shot him in the head Dec. 9, 2008, after stealing from him a pound of marijuana, the York Dispatch reports. Mattison is charged with first-degree murder, robbery and related offenses. Prosecutor Tim Barker said jury selection, which began Monday, is expected to be completed by Thursday, the York Daily Record reported. Mattison, who goes by the nickname "Yummy," had eluded authorities until police caught up with him Feb. 19, 2009, hiding in the third-…