Towson High student charged in slashing
A 16-year-old female student at Towson High School has been arrested and charged as an adult with first-degree assault in the slashing of another female student during an altercation outside the school, police said yesterday. Shaniqua Green of the 1300 block of Limit Ave. in Northeast Baltimore was arrested yesterday at the Towson Precinct and was being held at the county Detention Center. Bail information was not available. Police said Green approached the other girl, also 16, outside the school on Aigburth Road near Donnybrook Lane about 2:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and used a razor to slash the victim's face, cutting the girl's forehead and lip, before fleeing. The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Greater Baltimore Medical Center for treatment and was released.
Man, 21, is charged in shooting death
A 21-year-old Cockeysville man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Baltimore man whose body was found last week along a road in Monkton, Baltimore County police said yesterday. Christopher Rodney Barrett of the 10400 block of Barretts Delight Drive was arrested in the shooting of Dontay Dwayne Flintall, 20, of the 2700 block of The Alameda, police said. Flintall's body was found Friday morning at Hutchins Mill and Pocock roads. An autopsy revealed that he died of a gunshot wound, and the case was ruled a homicide, police said. Barrett was arrested Saturday evening at his home, police said. He was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said.
Heroin dealer gets nearly 22 years in prison
A 38-year-old Baltimore man has been sentenced to 262 months - nearly 22 years - in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin, the Maryland U.S. attorney's office said yesterday. According to facts within the plea agreement, James Thomas Brice obtained bulk quantities of heroin and distributed the drug throughout the city via subordinates on the street. Five others pleaded guilty to related charges at the federal level and received sentences ranging from 60 months to 115 months in prison. Seven others have pleaded guilty in Baltimore Circuit Court.