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A 42-year-old Manchester man was arrested early Monday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana and assault.


State police in Westminster arrested Edward Eugene Odom on Route 27 north of Albert Rill Road just after 2 a.m. Monday, reports said.

Odom was stopped for speeding and then charged with driving whileintoxicated. During the search of the car, an undisclosed amount of marijuana was found, police said.


He also was charged with drivingwith a suspended license.

Court documents state that when Odom was taken to the state police barracks in Westminster, he repeatedly poked Tfc. John Carhart III in the chest and threatened him and his family.

Odom was charged with assault and battery.

In a separate case, a Union Bridge man was arrested Sunday morning and charged with possession of cocaine.

At 3:53 a.m. Sunday, Steven Lee Forney was stopped by state police at Middleburg and Bucher John roads.

Police reports said Forney, 30, was stopped by Cpl. Robert S. Yinger afterhe failed to stay to the right of the center line.

After his car was stopped, Forney also was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Police reports show a search of the car revealed a foil-lined corn-cob pipe and a small folded piece of paper containing 4.8 grams of suspected crack cocaine.



Three accidents last Friday sent four people to the hospital, state police reported.

The first accident occurred at 6:07 a.m. on Route 30 in Hampstead when a Manchester woman failed to stop for a line of traffic and rear-ended the car in front of her, police said.

Police said Catherine Ellen Riley, 39, of the 3400 block of Warehime Road, was driving her 1986Chevrolet Nova southbound on Route 30 south of the CSX railroad tracks.

Riley's car collided with a 1985 Toyota Camry driven by James Phillip Owens of Brodbecks, Pa., that was stopped in traffic. The impact of the crash pushed the Toyota into the back of a 1990 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Todd Donald Purkey, of the 3700 block of Hanover Pike in Manchester, police said.

Riley and Owens were taken by Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company ambulance to Carroll County General Hospital, where they were treated and released.


At 10:52 a.m. Friday, Duane Carl Garver, 31, of the 2600 block of Liberty Road in New Windsor, was injured when his motorcycle overturned, police said.

Policereported Garver was traveling westbound on a 1970 Honda motorcycle when a rope wrapped around the vehicle's gas tank became tangled in its front wheel, causing it to flip over.

State police reported the cycle had no registration tags.

Garver was taken by state police helicopter to the Shock Trauma Unit at University Hospital in Baltimore. He was released Sunday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

The third accident occurred at 4:47 p.m. Friday on Oklahoma Road, about1000 feet from Bennett Road, police said.

Karen Lynn Blanchard, 21, of the 5800 block of Oklahoma Road, was traveling southbound on Oklahoma Road when she swerved to the right and left the roadway, police said.



WESTMINSTER-- A 21-year-old Sullivan Road woman was arrested by state police early Sunday morning and charged with arson.

Police reported that Joanne Carol Hook was arrested after they were called to her home for adomestic argument.

Tfc. Jack Hinkle arrived at the woman's home at 1 a.m. and found a fire outside the front door and another in a bedroom dresser.

Hinkle said the woman told him she set the fire to prove to her husband that she wasn't afraid of him, court records show.

Hook was released on $2,500 bond.



MOUNT AIRY -- A 42-year-old Ridge Road man was released from the Carroll County Detention Center Monday after being charged with the second-degree rape of a 15-year-old girl.

Amir Tabassi Homayoun, a friend of the girl's s family, was charged Monday morning by state police in Westminster with child abuse, second-degree rape, and two fourth-degree sex offenses.

He was released after posting $30,000 bail Monday afternoon.

The girl said she was staying at the suspect's home last December and was sleeping at the time of the alleged incident, said Tfc. Robert A. Lipsky.