Teen carjacker gets 40 years for 2 incidents


A 19-year-old Baltimore man received prison terms totaling 40 years yesterday on guilty pleas to an armed carjacking at a Pikesville motel and to the attempted murder of an off-duty city police officer in a carjacking at the officer's Baltimore County home.

Mark Kevin Coley, also known as Kevin Lemar Coley, formerly of the 4400 block of LaPlata Ave., still is charged with two carjackings in the city, one of which left the victim disabled, said Baltimore County prosecutor Mickey Norman.

Another man charged in the cases, Denation Lee Kent, is being held by Pennsylvania authorities.

Coley pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder, carjacking and use of a handgun in attack on Officer Norbert J. Padzersky Jr.

The 49-year-old officer told county police that a Chevrolet Blazer followed his 1993 Toyota 4-Runner from work to his home in the 4600 block of Bucks School House Road about 1 a.m. Aug. 3, 1993. When he reached his driveway in the White Marsh area, he said, two assailants opened fire.

Mr. Norman said that Coley and Mr. Kent took the officer's Toyota, later found abandoned with fingerprints that led to Coley.

In the second county case, Coley pleaded guilty to armed carjacking and use of a handgun in a July 28, 1993, attack on a 42-year-old New York businessman outside the Comfort Inn on Wooded Way.

The victim was struck with a gun, allegedly by Mr. Kent,and required nine stitches, Mr. Norman said.

Baltimore County Circuit Judge Lawrence R. Daniels imposed prison terms of 20 years in each case.

In the city, Coley and Mr. Kent are accused of taking a 1983 Buick from a motorist in the 3000 block of W. Belvedere Ave. on Aug. 1, 1993. The next day, the two allegedly struck another motorist's car at a traffic light in the 3000 block of Hilton St., shot the motorist twice and took his Chevrolet Blazer.

Mr. Kent, of the 2700 block of Cylburn Ave., was arrested by Pennsylvania police on Aug. 5, 1993, in connection with a holdup at the Blue Ball National Bank near Morgantown in Lancaster County.

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