Man charged with murder in Glen Burnie case

Anne Arundel County police charged a man with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting and stabbing death of a man found in the woods in Glen Burnie early Sunday morning.

Eric Glenn Banks, 47, of Baltimore County, was charged with first-degree murder late Sunday. The victim was identified as Darren Dwayne Bell, 26, of Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood. Bell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police responded to an area near Tanyard Cove Road and Marley Neck Boulevard shortly after 4 a.m. on Sunday, when they found two suspicious vehicles on a dirt road: one empty, and the other occupied by a male and female.

A third man, identified as Eric Banks, later was seen returning from the wooded area — where the victim was found — to the empty vehicle.

Banks, Tremain Celos Calhoun, 24, of Pasadena, and Erica Tywanda Banks, 27, of Glen Burnie, were taken into custody. Police said Erica Banks and Bell were acquaintances involved in a dispute, but have not yet determined why the four were near the woods at that time or other details. Eric Banks is Erica Banks's father, police said.

Police charged Calhoun and Erica Banks, with possession of a handgun. Erica Banks was being held on $50,000 bond while Calhoun and Eric Banks were awaiting their first appearances.

The department said the investigation is "very active" and asked that anyone with information call 410-222-8610.

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