Trial to start Monday for man accused of shooting county police officer

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Colvin Lamar White entered a binding plea agreement with the state, pleading guilty to two counts – attempted first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime – thus relinquishing his right to a jury trial. He faces 55 years in prison.

The jury trial of a man facing more than a dozen charges related to the shooting of a county police officer during a robbery attempt near Cape St. Claire last year is scheduled to begin Monday.

Colvin Lamar White, 31, of Annapolis, was charged with 13 offenses, including attempted first- and second-degree murder.


White is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center, where he has been since shortly after his arrest.

Cpl. Larry Adams, an Anne Arundel County police officer who responded to a report of a man acting "suspicious" outside a 7-Eleven convenience store on East College Parkway during the early hours of April 10, was shot in the neck, police said.


When Adams approached the man, later identified by police as White, a struggle ensued, police said. Investigators said they believe White was planning to rob the store.

White ran from Adams and another struggle occurred on the side of the road, about 100 to 200 feet from the convenience store, in which White shot Adams, police said.

Officers who later responded to the area, found Adams lying in the street bleeding "profusely," charging documents state.

Adams, who is still with the county police department, was in critical condition after the shooting.

Before Adams encountered White, police said he ran a check on a van stopped on the side of East College Parkway. It was owned by Danielle Blake, 30, of Severn, police said.

Blake, as part of a plea agreement, pleaded guilty in October to being accessory after the fact in the shooting and to transporting a handgun in a vehicle.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Associate Judge William C. Mulford is presiding over the case.