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Bowie man charged in officer's shooting

A Bowie man was charged in a 23-count indictment yesterday for allegedly shooting an Annapolis police officer and shooting at two other officers during an early morning drug raid last month.

Daryl LaMonte Jones, 20, was indicted on charges of attempted murder, assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to maim and handgun violations in the Feb. 19 shooting in an apartment in Town Pines Court, a low-income housing complex at Clay and West Washington streets in Annapolis.

No trial date has been set.

Armed with a search warrant after conducting an undercover drug buy, five members of the Annapolis police tactical squad tried to force open the apartment's side door about 1:18 a.m.

The door was barricaded with a stick of wood and had to be rammed open, police said.

Cpl. James Doran, 37, a 14-year veteran and a leader of the Annapolis Special Emergency Team, was hit in the abdomen and left thigh. Two other team members -- Sgt. Paul Gibbs and Officer Terry Shea -- escaped injury when the bullets struck their helmets and protective vests.

A police spokesman said that Corporal Doran has been released from the Anne Arundel Medical Center and is resting comfortably at home.

Mr. Jones, who was treated for gunshot wounds in his shoulder and left forearm at Anne Arundel Medical Center, remains held at the county detention center without bail.

Developer asks easing of environmental curbs

A developer who wants to build 46 single-family homes on 33 acres on the Rhode River is asking the county Office of Administrative Hearings to ease environmental restrictions on the property.

A hearing is set for 10 a.m., March 18 in the County Council Chambers of the Arundel Center in Annapolis.

The entire property is off Carrs Wharf Road, near Cadle Creek, and is within the Critical Area, a 1,000-foot protected strip along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Although a portion of the property is classified for limited development, 24 acres are designated as a resource conservation area, which allows no more than one house for every 20 acres.

Owner Michael Arkin wants the entire property shifted to the limited development category, which would allow his project to proceed.

Annapolis resident on women's panel

County Executive Robert R. Neall has appointed Beth Loden Shepherd of Annapolis to a two-year term on the Anne Arundel County Commission on the Status of Women.

Ms. Shepherd is a marketing and publications consultant. She has worked as a marketing communications supervisor for USF&G; Corp. and a corporate accounts executive for ITT Communications.

She has an associate of arts degree from Catonsville Community College and studied marketing communications at the University of Baltimore and advertising and public relations at Loyola College.


* Churchton: Burglars took $1,337 in appliances from a home in the 5600 block of Bluebeard Court sometime between 9 p.m. March 2 and 7:15 a.m. March 3.

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