Baltimore County Police on Friday charged two Anne Arundel County men as part of an group that they say attacked two people in Towson on April 13.
Police charged Glen Kyle Staley, 27, of Pasedena, and Jamar Rashad Patterson, 22, of Arnold, with second-degree assault following an incident in the 100 block of York Road. They are seeking four other men in conjunction with the incident.
At 2:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to an assault in progress. When officers arrived, witnesses told them six males had assaulted two other males, and that the suspects were last seen running toward Linden Terrace.
Police said one suspect, later identified as Rasad Patterson, was arrested after a foot chase. Another suspect, later identified as Staley, was arrested in a parking lot near the intersection of Aigburth Road and York Road.
Police said the two victims had been ordering food at Pizan's Pizza. A witness reported that the men, both white, were followed into the restaurant by the suspects, who yelled racial comments at them.
When the two men left the restaurant, the suspects followed them. One of the victims told officers that the suspects knocked the pizza out of his hands. A physical fight began, and one man was assaulted.
After medical personnel arrived, the man was transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The second victim received minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.
The investigation remains open, and police said they are continuing to search for the remaining four suspects. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.
Police said Staley and Patterson are being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $75,000 bail.
Passerby is credited with alerting family to fire
Baltimore County Public Safety officials are crediting a passerby who alerted a family in the 300 block of Quaker Ridge Road in Timonium of a fire in their house.
The fire occurred Friday afternoon, April 13, and Elise Armacost, director of communications for the public safety agency, said a man who was in the area saw smoke and banged on the door.
"Two kids were inside and, happily, got out right away," she said.
Armacost said the cause of the fire was still under investigation as of April 16. The one-alarm fire caused an estimated $150,000 worth of damage she said.
Units responding to the scene included Texas, Lutherville, Brooklandville and Towson, among others. In all, 15 units responded, Armacost said.
Cockeysville resident wins 1st District House nomination
U.S. House candidate Wendy Rosen shifted her attention to the general election on April 19 after her opponent conceded the race for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's 1st Congressional District — ending the final disputed contest from the statewide primary.
Rosen, a Cockeysville businesswoman, led Chestertown physician John LaFerla by 82 votes out of more than 25,000 cast after state election officials had counted most of the absentee and provisional ballots.
The district includes portions of Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties as well as the Eastern Shore.
In a statement, Rosen focused her fire on GOP incumbent Rep. Andy Harris, who is favored to win re-election in the Republican-leaning district.