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Teen gets 30 years in fatal shooting

A Baltimore teenager was sentenced to 30 years in prison yesterday for fatally shooting another teen after a fight last year, the city state's attorney's office said. Tevin Moultrie, 17, of the 1600 block of Cliftview Ave., was also sentenced to 20 years for the use of a handgun in a crime of violence and one year each on two counts of reckless endangerment, all to be served concurrently. Moultrie pleaded guilty in March to shooting Steven Washington, 17, in the 1600 block of Cliftview Ave. after an altercation on March 13, 2007. The victim died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Liz F. Kay

Registered sex offender charged with rape

A registered sex offender has been arrested and charged in the rape last month of a 14-year-old girl in Reservoir Hill. Court documents allege that Bruce Stanley Jones, 39, grabbed the girl from behind as she walked home from school Sept. 18 and took her to a nearby apartment building and raped her. Jones, who pleaded guilty to a third-degree sex offense in Baltimore County in 2002, was convicted last year of failing to register as a sex offender and failing to register his current address. He has been charged with second-degree rape, second- and third-degree sex offense, and second-degree assault. He was arrested Oct. 1 and is being held without bail.

Justin Fenton

Police search for suspects in shooting

Two 20-year-old men were shot late Tuesday while standing outside a bar in Chase, Baltimore County, police said yesterday. The men were waiting for an order of food at the Oliver Beach Inn in the 12900 block of Eastern Ave. when someone in a vehicle fired several shots, hitting both victims, police said. One of the men was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was in fair condition, and the other went to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and was in good condition, said Cpl. Michael Hill, a police spokesman. Police did not release their names. Police ask anyone with information to call them at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587).

Jessup man charged with manslaughter, assault

Howard County police have charged a 22-year-old man with manslaughter in connection with a shooting last month that left a teenage boy dead. Kenneth Ryan Bowser of Jessup was charged Tuesday with manslaughter, assault and reckless endangerment. At about 9:20 p.m. Sept. 10, police arrived at Bowser's home after a report of a single gunshot fired. Police found 17-year-old Michael Joseph Mullinax dead. Bowser told police that the two began wrestling over a 9 mm handgun and Mullinax was shot, according to charging documents. A judge set Bowser's bond at $10,000, according to the Howard County state's attorney's office.

Tyeesha Dixon

Defendant in rape trial says sex was consensual

Disputing accusations that he choked and raped a woman in a field last year, a Howard County man told a jury yesterday the alleged victim agreed to have sex in exchange for help getting drugs. Attorneys on both sides rested their case yesterday in the trial of Dedrick Tyrone Wilkerson of Columbia and plan to present closing arguments today. Wilkerson, an 18-year-old who was 17 at the time of the alleged incident last October, is charged with first-degree rape and assault.

Tyeesha Dixon

Teens shoot at car, stash BB gun at school

Three teenagers shot a BB gun at a parked car and then stashed the weapon in a locker at Annapolis High School, Anne Arundel County police said. About 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man told police that he had seen three students shooting what appeared to be a handgun at a car on a parking lot at the Heritage Center office complex, police said. The three students, who range in age from 15 to 17, were charged Tuesday as juveniles with possessing a weapon on school property and destruction of property.

Julie Scharper

Westminster man convicted of child abuse

A Westminster man was convicted yesterday on child abuse charges in the shaking death of his infant son and now faces a possible maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, according to the Carroll County state's attorney's office. Ryan Emge, 21, was convicted in Carroll County Circuit Court on five counts stemming from the death of his 3-month-old son Rylee two years ago. Emge was convicted of child abuse by a parent resulting in death, child abuse by a parent resulting in serious physical injury, second-degree child abuse, manslaughter and second-degree assault.

Joe Burris

Baltimore man gets life for 2006 murder

A Baltimore man has been sentenced to life in prison for strangling and fatally beating a woman in late 2006. Judge Timothy J. Doory also sentenced Derrick Collins, 45, on Tuesday to a concurrent three-year term for carrying a deadly weapon. After deliberating two days in August, a jury convicted Collins, of the 300 block of S. Gilmor St., of first-degree murder in the December 2006 killing of Annette Bardney, 33. When Collins did not succeed in strangling Bardney, he hit her on the head with a wooden 2x4 until she was dead, nearly severing her ear, the state's attorney's office says. He then called 911 and reported finding a body in the rear alley of the 700 block of Fremont Ave., behind a church. Police charged Collins after investigators found his DNA at the scene, and his story about discovering the victim changed and failed to match forensic evidence.

Liz F. Kay

Man shot 8 years ago dies from injuries

A man shot eight years ago on a West Baltimore street has recently died, and police remain without a motive or a suspect in his slaying. Cyprian Jackson was 21 on Feb. 15, 2000, when he was seen leaving his 1999 Acura in the 2500 block of Madison Ave. and entering the passenger side of an occupied Ford Taurus, according to a police report at the time. Jackson was shot in the head and forced from the car, which sped off, police said. Tuesday, police said Jackson died Sept. 8 at an undisclosed location and that an autopsy report recently released to police ruled that his death was attributed to the shooting. Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and an indictment in the slaying., Richard Irwin

Officers strip-searched against prison policy

Three Maryland correctional officers at the Eastern Correctional Institution near Westover were strip-searched for contraband, contrary to a policy created after a similar episode at another prison nearly two months ago, the state prison agency said Wednesday. The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said it is investigating and will take appropriate disciplinary action against those responsible. Female security workers at the medium-security prison strip-searched the three female officers Thursday based on intelligence they had gathered that day, Binetti said. No contraband was found.

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