Two arrested in attempted carjacking


Two county men were arrested Saturday after a group of men pulled a driver from his car in Pasadena, beat him and tried to steal his car, county police said.

Terrance Lorenzo Watkins, 34, of the first block of Boxwood Road in Annapolis and Justin William Walters, 17, of the 200 block of Whitaker Road in Pasadena were charged with attempted carjacking, assault, battery, robbery and destruction of property. Walters was charged as an adult.

Clarence H. Simpson Jr. of Baltimore called police to Whitaker Road near Liberty Circle in Pasadena shortly before 2: 30 a.m.

Simpson said that after he dropped off some friends at a house on Liberty Circle and was leaving the neighborhood, five men approached his 1982 Honda Civic and threw a brick and a bottle through the rear window of the car, police said. The men pulled Simpson out and began to kick and punch him, he told police.

They took Simpson's keys and two lighters and, when they were unable to drive away, and kicked the car and shattered the windshield and the headlights, police said.

Police arrested two men they found in the area. Simpson identified them as among his attackers. The stolen lighters were recovered.

Simpson was not injured, police said.

Laurel man is arrested on drug charges outside bar

A Laurel man was arrested on drug charges Saturday in the parking lot of a bar, county police said.

Scott Eric McLaughlin, 25, of the 400 block of Old Line Ave. was charged with possession of cocaine.

An officer on patrol went to A. L. Gators in the 8500 block of Fort Smallwood Road shortly before 2 a.m. and saw a man sitting inside a 1991 Ford Mustang.

As the officer approached, the man rolled up his window and tried to start the car and back out, but the officer stopped him, police said.

When the officer asked the man for his license and registration, he saw a packet of a white powdery substance in plain view inside the car, police said.

The man told the officer the packet contained cocaine, police said.

Pub Date: 8/20/96

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