Warrants Issued in fatal Ridgeley Shooting
Two suspects are being sought in the fatal shooting of Ryan Henry and the wounding of his brother, Richard, last weekend in Ridgeley. The Mineral County Sheriff’s Department has issued a warrant for the arrests of Rasshammach Roberts and his brother Rasjahnon Roberts. The shootings took place last Sunday morning, near the corner of Potomac and Lyons Streets, after an altercation began at a nearby Ridgeley tavern. The gun used in the shootings has been recovered. An article in a New Jersey newspaper does not indicate the hometowns of the Roberts brothers.
Man Held on $60,000 Bond
A Cumberland man is being held on $60,000 bond at the Allegany County Detention Center, following an assault Friday in an alley near Baltimore Avenue. David Lee Kesler is accused of attacking the victim, who was carrying a bottle of liquor, and stealing it. A photo lineup helped identify Kesler, who was later arrested.
Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure
A 62-year old Cumberland man has been arrested for indecent exposure at a Queen City Drive business. He was processed at Police Headquarters and held on $5,000 bond at the Allegany County Detention Center. He faces two counts of indecent exposure, and one of disorderly conduct.
Man Charged with Assault, Theft, and Burglary
Twenty-one year old Tyler Poole is being held in the Allegany County Detention Center, following his arrest Sunday in the 300-block of National Highway. He is accused of forcing his way into an apartment, assaulting the occupants and throwing a stone through a car window. As they arrived on the scene, officers heard glass breaking and say him breaking several other car windows. He is being held on $20,000 bond.
County Agency Renamed
The Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security will be renamed the Department of Emergency Services. President of the Board of Commissioners, Mike McKay, announced the new name at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony and the 9-1-1 Communications Day held by the County Commissioners and the department. Four divisions remain in the department, including the 911 Joint Communications Center, Emergency management, Emergency Medical Services and the Animal Control office and Shelter.
Local Aid Group Cancels September Distribution
The Angel Food Ministry sites in Bedford County will not have a distribution this month, and those who have already paid for their order will be receiving a refund. The cancellation was announced in an e-mail to member sites, and noted that “rising food and fuel prices and operational costs in the face of declining sales” led to the cancellation. Organizers are looking at re-examining and restructuring the operation.
Giordano Remains in Aruban Custody
A suspect in the presumed death of a Frederick woman in Aruba, Gary Giordano, will remain in custody for the remainder of the 60-day detention, imposed on August 31st. Giordano remains jailed, while authorities investigate him as a suspect in the disappearance and presumed death of 35-year old Robyn Gardner. His lawyer says there is not enough evidence to hold him.
Slots Revenue Drops in August
Slots revenue from Maryland’s two casinos fell nearly 16 per cent to $13 million in August. State officials say they are not basing their evaluation of the state’s slots program on a month-to-month basis, but rather they are looking at long-term performance. Revenue from the two casinos in Perryville and Ocean Downs was up in July from the previous month.
Attorney General Warns of “Fast, Easy” Loans
West Virginia’s Attorney General Darrell McGraw is warning of offers that promise “fast and easy loans,” from the Royalty Resource Network of Canada. The company charges no up-front fees, but consumers are required to send, in advance, a portion of the funds they intend to borrow. Once the funds are picked up, the company’s fake loan officers disappear with the cash. Mc Graw adds that no legitimate company or organization would require you to send money in advance, using a wire transfer service, in order to qualify for a loan.