Police make sixth arrest in firebombing at North Baltimore home

THE BALTIMORE SUN

The sixth and final suspect was arrested yesterday in connection with the weekend firebombing of a community activist's rowhouse in North Baltimore, authorities said.

Nakie Harris, 29, of the 2600 block of Barclay St. was arrested about 5 p.m. by members of the Police Department's Warrant Apprehension Task Force.

Authorities said Harris was arrested without incident near Broadway and Harford Road.

Another suspect told police that Harris, known by the nickname "Kil," helped manufacture the Molotov cocktails used in the attack, according to court papers.

Court records also show that Harris has pleaded guilty to at least four felonies since 1995, including battery, robbery with a deadly weapon and possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute.

Police have arrested and charged five other men: Andre Wilkins, 31, of Randallstown and Jackie Brewington, 18, Antonio Newsome, 18, Richard M. Royal, 20, and Isaac Smith, 25, all of Baltimore.

All six have been charged with attempted murder, arson and related felonies in the attack early Saturday on the home of Harwood Community Association President Edna McAbier.

The damage to McAbier's home was minor and she was uninjured. But she has left her home at least temporarily because of safety concerns, police said.

Yesterday, Harris was taken to the city's Central Booking and Intake Center. A judge is expected to hold a bail review hearing today, police said.

The remaining five suspects were also being held without bail last night, police said. At least two live on McAbier's street, East Lorraine Avenue, court records show.

Sun staff writer Julie Bykowicz contributed to this article.

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