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Judge revokes bail for supremacist charged in arms case


Bail was revoked yesterday for a white supremacist who was arrested last month after detectives and federal agents found a ton of weapons and ammunition in his home.

Originally, bail for Lovell A. Wheeler was set at $2 million, but Circuit Judge M. Brooke Murdock ordered Wheeler held on a no-bail status yesterday.


Also yesterday, Wheeler pleaded not guilty at his arraignment before Administrative Law Judge Ellen M. Heller. A Nov. 7 trial date was scheduled for him. Wheeler, of the 500 block of S. East Ave., was arrested July 1 after detectives and federal agents searched his house and found about 80 pounds of improperly stored gunpowder, 14 rifles, eight handguns, about 100 other firearms in various stages of assembly and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Second trial to begin in shooting of 10-year-old

A second trial is expected to begin today for Perry Spain, who police say shot a 10-year-old boy in the neck July 15 last year, on charges of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and handgun violations.

Jurors deadlocked in Spain's first trial in April. Police say that Spain, 20, of the 1900 block of Fairmont Ave. began firing shots after an altercation with people in a vehicle near the corner of Fairmont Avenue and Monroe Street, striking Tevin Davis while the boy sat on his steps. The boy has since recovered.

Assistant State's Attorneys Roger Harris and Ahmet Hisim will prosecute the case.

Man, 22, fatally stabbed in East Baltimore

A 22-year-old man was fatally stabbed early yesterday in East Baltimore, police said, becoming the 176th homicide victim of the year.

Darnell Robinson, also known as Darnell Robertson, of the 200 block of St. Matthews St. was stabbed about 12:50 a.m. in the 1200 block of Federal St., police said. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died, police said.


Also yesterday, police identified two people killed in unrelated cases. Rowell Peterson, 47, was the man fatally shot in the 800 block of Carroll St. about 1:20 a.m. Sunday, and Frederick K. Knox, 37, of no known address was the man shot and killed Friday evening in the 1800 block of Harlem Ave.

In Baltimore County

Police seek help finding missing 62-year-old woman

WHITE MARSH - Baltimore County police are seeking the public's help in finding a 62-year-old woman who was last seen Thursday leaving her home in the Ross Ridge Apartments en route to the Baltimore Travel Plaza, where she planned to take a bus to New York.

Police said a neighbor in the first block of Parham Circle saw An Ngoc Mai get into a cab, but she apparently never got to New York and has not returned home.

She is described as Asian, 5 feet, 1 inch tall, weighing 110 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Mai, who suffers from asthma, post-traumatic stress syndrome and dementia, does not have sufficient medicine with her, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call the White Marsh precinct at 410-887-5000.


Rooftop restaurant to open at Towson mall next month

TOWSON - Bahama Breeze, the restaurant being built atop the Towson Town Center parking deck, will open late next month, according to chef David McNamee.

McNamee said the restaurant, which will seat more than 250 people, will feature live entertainment and an outdoor patio overlooking the surrounding area.

Bahama Breeze is a national restaurant chain specializing in Caribbean-themed food and atmosphere.

Fire agency's show focuses on equipment maintenance

TOWSON - The latest edition of the Baltimore County Fire Department's cable show, Burning Issues, features discussions of fire equipment maintenance and how the Public Works Department helps with fires and rescues.


The show, which runs through Oct. 5 on Comcast Channel 25, includes interviews with utilities bureau safety officer Bob Pedrick and mechanic John Van Ness, who talk about the equipment used at fire and rescue scenes.

The program is broadcast at 12:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Thursdays.