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Man charged in attack with baseball bat


A Davidsonville man was charged with assault with intent to maim and other related charges Monday after he walked into a store and attacked an employee with a baseball bat, police said.

David Thomas Kemp, 27, was stocking groceries at the Riva Food Market in the 3100 block of Riva Road after 3 p.m. when the man walked into the store with a bat and began beating him, police said.

When officers arrived, the suspect told them he'd had a traffic dispute earlier with Mr. Kemp and that he'd "lost his cool and hit him with a bat," police said.

Mr. Kemp suffered a cut chin and bruises on his back, right arm and left leg. He was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center and released, police said.

William Francis Tydings III, 47, of the 3600 block of Nile Road in Davidsonville was arrested and charged with battery, destruction of property, and disorderly conduct.

Police warn of traffic jams

State police, Annapolis police and the Naval Academy Athletic Association have issued an advisory on possible traffic congestion Saturday for the Navy football game and the annual sailboat show.

Navy plays Virginia Tech at 1:30 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, and the sailboats will be at the City Dock.

Police suggest motorists use alternate routes to Annapolis because they expect heavy traffic on Route 50. The Brigade of Midshipmen will begin its march to the stadium at 12:15 p.m., tying up traffic on College Avenue and Rowe Boulevard for 30 minutes.

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