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Anne Arundel Digest


South district officers are equipped to aid heart attack victims

Officers in the Anne Arundel County Police Department's southern district are now equipped with life-saving devices known as automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, the department announced yesterday.

The 11 portable units, which use electric currents to shock a cardiac arrest victim's heart back into a normal rhythm, will be carried by officers patrolling the semirural area in case they need to treat heart attack victims before other emergency personnel arrive on the scene, said police spokesman Sgt. Shawn Urbas.

The new machines will administer the same treatment for certain types of heart attacks that would be provided by the county Fire Department's emergency medical teams.

The Police Department paid about $22,000 for the AEDs, which will be available 24 hours a day to those on duty, Urbas said.

Lothian resident killed in motorcycle accident

A Lothian man was killed Friday after he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving on Bayard Road, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

About 5:15 p.m., Gregory Darnell Jones, 48, of the 800 block of Bayard Road was riding his nephew's Honda CBR motorcycle near their home when he lost control of the bike and crashed into a mailbox post and several trees, police said in a news release.

Jones, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered multiple fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Driver error and excessive speed appeared to be factors in the crash, police said

Columbia man charged after weekend street fight

A Columbia man was charged yesterday with attempted murder and assault in connection with a weekend brawl that left a Pasadena man hospitalized with multiple stab wounds, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police had been searching for Raymond Jordan Jr., 22, of the 5400 block of Cedar Lane, Columbia, since early Saturday, when he allegedly was involved in a street fight with Michael Francis Arrington, 25, of the 600 block of 210th St., Pasadena, said police spokesman Sgt. Shawn Urbas.

Jordan turned himself in to police without incident early yesterday, Urbas said.

The fight began some time after 1:30 a.m. Saturday near West Shore Road and Sauerbacker Avenue in Pasadena's Green Haven neighborhood, Urbas said. Officers responding to the incident found Arrington suffering from stab wounds to his face, arms and back, Urbas said. He had been stabbed with a knife mounted on a set of brass knuckles, police said in a news release.

Arrington was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in good condition yesterday afternoon.

Jordan was being held at the county detention center on $500,000 bond.

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