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Tuesday, April 4, 2006

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY

3 Men Arrested in Recent Homicides

Prince George's County detectives have arrested three people in three recent homicides, police announced yesterday.

Dominic A. Thomas, 24, was arrested in connection with a March 18 double slaying in the 5800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in which two men were found dead in a Seat Pleasant parking lot. Victims Norman Walker of the 6100 block of Seat Pleasant Drive in Capitol Heights and Andre Richardson of the 4400 block of Nash Street NE in the District were found with gunshot wounds.

Thomas, of the 4600 block of Leroy Gorham Drive, was arrested March 23 in Goldsboro, N.C.

About two weeks ago, detectives arrested two men in the March 13 homicide of a man in District Heights. Vincent Chamberlain, 38, was discovered in the 2100 block of Weber Drive, lying dead in a back yard.

Arrested were James E. Goldsberry, 22, of the 6500 block of Hil Mar Drive and James N. Myers, 18, of the 6500 block of Cricket Place.

-- Allison Klein

6-Year Term for Taking of NSA Papers

A federal judge in Greenbelt sentenced a former National Security Agency worker to six years in prison last week for taking home classified documents that he stored in boxes in his kitchen after he left the secretive spy agency.

Kenneth W. Ford Jr., 34, of Waldorf could have faced at least nine years in prison on a charge of unauthorized possession of classified documents, according to federal sentencing guidelines.

But U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte ruled the guidelines were too strict in the case because prosecutors never claimed that Ford tried to use the documents for espionage.


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