Police Log

March 12, 2002

A second arrest has been made in connection with a Feb. 8 firebombing of a Knoxville house.

Sheena Lea Compher, 37, of Knoxville, in Washington County, was apprehended Friday by Frederick City Police on unrelated charges, said Allen Gosnell, deputy chief state fire marshal.

Because of the open warrant for throwing incendiary devices, Compher was taken to the Maryland State Police barracks in Hagerstown.

She was being held in the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $225,000 bond, jail officials said Monday.

Co-defendant Donna Kay Eagle, 43, was charged in February with first-degree arson and possession and use of a destructive incendiary device. She was released from jail after posting a $50,000 bond, jail officials said.

The pair is accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at a Sandy Hook Road home causing $1,000 in damage, a state fire investigator said.


No one was injured in the incident and the homeowner put out most of the flames before firefighters from Potomac Valley, Boonsboro and Brunswick arrived at the scene.

Eagle was arrested at around 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 8 near the 18832 Sandy Hook Road home.

FREDERICK, Md. - Two men - one armed with a handgun and the other with a shotgun - held up Brown's Liquor Store Saturday at 9:20 p.m., Frederick City Police said.

The customers and clerks were ordered to the floor by the men who took money and fled through a side door of the East Patrick Street store, police said.

Both man were described as white, police said. One was about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a blue scarf over his face and a blue hooded sweatshirt. This man had the shotgun, police said.

The second man, who had a handgun, was possibly Latino, 5 feet 2 inches tall, wearing a black scarf over his face, police said.

No shots were fired.

Anyone with information about the robbery may call 301-694-2100.

FREDERICK, Md. - A traffic stop for a minor violation early Monday escalated into the drug and weapon arrest of an Ijamsville, Md., man, Frederick City Police said.

Carl Joseph Griffith, 29, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon and several driving violations, police said.

After making the stop at 12:37 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of North East Street, Cpl. R.M. Klingensmith learned that Griffith's license was suspended for two different violations. A search of his car resulted in the discovering and seizure of the drugs and a moderate amount of cash, police alleged.

A knife was found under the front seat of the car, police said.

Griffith was taken to the Frederick County Detention Center.

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