Police log

January 27, 1999

Frederick woman charged in stabbing

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick woman has been charged with first-degree assault in an early-morning stabbing at the Taney Apartment complex on North Bentz Street, Frederick City Police said.

Emma Jean Myers, 46, was being held without bond Tuesday morning at the Frederick County Detention Center, jail officials said.

In addition to first-degree assault, Myers also was charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure, police said.

Officer Richard Barney responded to Frederick Memorial Hospital when the unidentified victim showed up with a stab wound in the right breast, police said.


The victim was treated and released, police said.

Police said the incident occurred at the Taney apartments at 12:15 a.m. The suspect allegedly used a steak knife to stab the victim during an argument, police said.


Search for inmate continues in Md.

FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police were searching Tuesday for an inmate of the Central Laundry Facility in Sykesville, Md., who escaped from a work detail at the Maryland State Police New Market Scalehouse in New Market, Md., on Monday.

Police said the inmate, Dennis Elwood Rhoten, left the scalehouse without permission around noon.

Police described Rhoten as a white man with straight brown hair. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a denim coat and a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Troopers searched the area but were not able to find the inmate.

The state police scalehouse is along eastbound Interstate 70 one mile east of Md. 75.

Rhoten is from the Westminster area. He was sent to the Central Laundry Facility for second-degree burglary. A retake warrant has been issued for him, police said.

Anyone with information may call Trooper Rick Bachtell at 301-663-3101 or the Westminster barracks at 410-876-2101.


Man charged with taking car, passenger

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A North Carolina man was charged by Greencastle and Pennsylvania State Police with stealing a car Tuesday while a passenger was still inside.

Tommy Lee Lyles, 19, of Greensboro, was charged with robbery of a motor vehicle, theft and unlawful restraint by the Greencastle Police Department after the incident, which began at 9:25 a.m. at the Exxon station on Buchanan Trail East at Interstate 81 Exit 3, according to state police.

The report said Jeremy Boothe, 18, of Shippensburg, Pa., was pumping gas into a 1987 Oldsmobile when a man jumped into the car and drove it away. Christopher Ritter, 19, of Boiling Springs, Pa., was still in the passenger seat, police said.

Police said Ritter was assaulted by the thief, suffering a cut to his upper lip. The car became disabled on Interstate 81 about 3 miles north of the Maryland border, police said.

State police charged Lyles with receiving stolen property, simple assault and driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. He was being held in Franklin County Prison Tuesday night.

State police said the investigation is continuing.


Minivan sought

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a minivan in a hit-and-run accident involving a bicyclist Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Garber Road and Pa. 316 in Guilford Township.

The report said Gregory Wink, 51, of Chambersburg, was treated for minor injuries following the 2:32 pm. accident. Police said Wink was delivering newspapers on Garber Road and tried to cross Pa. 316 when he struck the driver's side of the minivan.

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