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Cops: Woman aided accused

October 05, 2006|by KAREN HANNA

HAGERSTOWN - A Hagerstown woman is accused of providing to a man charged with first-degree murder the vehicle he was driving when he attempted to outrun police in a chase that ended on Virginia Avenue.

Stacie Lorraine Remsburg, 25, of 251 E. Howard St., on Tuesday became the fourth person charged in connection with the death of Trisiviah Rodriguez, who was shot July 31 in the first block of East Franklin Street.

Remsburg is charged with being an accessory after the statute.

According to a charging document, Remsburg rented the 2007 Dodge Magnum that Raheen Tajohn Edwin, 31, is accused of driving during a police chase Sept. 7. Edwin was captured when he wrecked the vehicle and attempted to flee after the chase that started in the Noland Village area, police said.

Edwin and Demetrius P. McDaniels, 28, are charged with 19 counts, including first-degree murder and attempted murder, in Rodriguez's death.

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Rodriguez, 20, was found on the sidewalk, dead from a gunshot wound to the head, near her stepmother's home at about 12:40 a.m. July 31. According to a charging document, the shooting happened after two black men carrying guns approached another man and demanded he empty his pockets.

McDaniels, whose last known address was 1052 D Noland Drive in Hagerstown, and Edwin also are charged with attempted robbery.

According to Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Paul Kifer, both men shot Rodriguez.

At the time of the shooting, Remsburg and Edwin, whose last known address was Brooklyn, N.Y., were dating, and he had stayed at her parents' home on occasion, the charging document states.

Since 2002, Edwin has faced several charges involving drugs, theft and traffic violations, Washington County court records indicate.

On Sept. 19, Daynard Johnson, 26, was charged with being an accessory after the fact and wearing, carrying and transporting a handgun.

Police Department Lt. Mike King alleged Johnson drove the getaway vehicle for McDaniels and Edwin.

According to a correctional officer, Johnson was at Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md., Wednesday evening. The officer said he could not release why Johnson was at the prison.

Johnson's last known address was the first block of East Antietam Street, police said. He has faced charges in Washington County District Court including resisting arrest, possession of drugs and assault, records show.

A deputy said McDaniels and Edwin were at Washington County Detention Center on Wednesday.

According to Washington County District Court records, Remsburg was released from custody Tuesday on a $10,000 bond. She has faced charges of theft, obstructing and hindering, and drug offenses, records show.

According to court records, Remsburg has a traffic case scheduled next week to face a charge of allowing an unauthorized person to drive a rental vehicle in June.

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