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Bel Air man arrested in Belcamp shooting

The Baltimore Sun

A man whose brother died in police custody May 30 after swallowing bags of cocaine is under arrest in an unrelated incident, authorities in Harford County said yesterday.

Reginald Leon Bolden, 24, who is charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a Havre de Grace man outside a Waffle House restaurant in Belcamp on May 24, was arrested Friday evening on North Avenue in Baltimore after a short foot chase.

Sgt. Dave Betz, a spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office, said that Bolden, a resident of Forge Hill Road in Bel Air, is being held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center.

The shooting at the restaurant followed a brief conversation and appeared to be a retaliatory act, Betz said.

Bolden and the victim, Robert R. Ringgold, 24, who is recovering, had been involved in a longtime feud, with Ringgold taking a shot at Bolden several years ago, Betz said.

Bolden's older brother, Justin Bolden, died last month after apparently choking on plastic bags containing cocaine that he had tried to swallow in an attempt to conceal them, Betz said. Justin Bolden, 25, had been struggling with Harford County sheriff's deputies, the spokesman said, when they used a stun device to try to control him. It was then that they discovered plastic bags lodged in his airway.

Justin Bolden and his father, Johnny, were charged with kidnapping and assaulting another man in a case that is not connected to the shooting in Belcamp but which occurred eight hours earlier. Johnny Bolden remains in custody, Betz said.

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