Grand jury indicts man in death of...


Grand jury indicts man in death of girlfriend

An Anne Arundel County grand jury indicted Monday the boyfriend of an Annapolis woman who was killed in July 1996.

James S. Johnson, 32, formerly of Annapolis, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Desiree Chavis, 27, whose body was pulled from Spa Creek in Annapolis July 11, 1996, by two boaters. She had been gagged and a large rock had been tied to her leg. Johnson is in prison on a probation violation in an unrelated case.

The state's attorney's office is looking for anyone who saw a light-colored pickup truck in Truxtun Park around the time of the killing. Anyone with information should call investigator David Cordle at 410-222-1740, Ext. 3063.

Anti-hunger coalition to hold its first meeting

The newly formed Anne Arundel County Coalition to End Hunger will hold its first meeting at noon Tuesday at Mount Olive A.M.E. Church, 2 Hicks Ave. in Annapolis. The organization will seek solutions to hunger and homelessness in Anne Arundel County.

The coalition, composed of churches and community service organizations, was formed with the assistance of the Center for Poverty Solutions, a Baltimore-based group dedicated to eliminating the causes of poverty through public policy, education, research and community participation.

Information: the Rev. Thomas Hagin, regional organizer at the Center for Poverty Solutions, 410-366-0600, Ext. 113.

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