Man, 49, pleads guilty to negligent boating
An Edgewood man pleaded guilty in District Court in Bel Air Wednesday to charges of negligently operating his 22-foot cabin cruiser during a Sept. 5 incident near Pond Point on the Bush River that demolished a 20-foot craft and injured two women in the other boat.
Coy Edward Barker, 49, was fined $500, but that was reduced to $100 and he was ordered to pay $20 in court costs and successfully complete a Maryland safe boating course. Barker also must serve two years of unsupervised probation.
Maryland Natural Resources Police said Victoria Lynn Miller, 38, of Street, a passenger in a 1978 Cresswell operated by Arthur Lee Rains, 35, of Fallston was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment.
Donna Lynne Jones, 32, of Forest Hill was treated at Harford Memorial Hospital and released, police said.
When Barker was arrested, police said alcohol was not a factor, but that his cabin cruiser was traveling about 30 knots, or 34 1/2 mph at the time of the collision.
They also charged him with not properly maintaining a forward lookout, a charge that later was dropped.
Defendant's long lunch prompts $1,000 reward
The Harford County Crime Solvers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for the arrest and indictment of Lamond Romero Moore, who went to lunch during his Oct. 1 trial in Circuit Court and did not return, police said.
A jury convicted Moore on charges of trespassing, threatening arson, resisting arrest and failing to appear on a drunken driving charge.
Moore, 28, is described as a black male, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 200 pounds. He has lived in Aberdeen and North East.
Anyone with information about Moore should call the Crime Solvers hot line at (410) 877-STOP.
Callers do not have to give their names or appear in court.
* 100 block of Laurentum Parkway: Motor vehicle tampering Dec. 6. Theft of stereo and compact discs from vehicle. The loss was valued at $2,140.