Robber Wounds Man at Twinbrook Station
A man was stabbed and seriously wounded last night during an attempted robbery outside the Twinbrook Metro station in Rockville, Montgomery County police said.
The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. when a man with a knife demanded money from a man standing near a bus stop outside the Metro station, police spokesman Derek Baliles said.
When the robber failed to get any money, he stabbed the man in the chest and fled on foot, Baliles said. He said it was unclear whether the victim refused to surrender the money or had none.
The wounded man, whose name was not released, was taken to Suburban Hospital, where he was reported in serious condition.
Judge Adds Time to Escapee's Sentence
Convicted murderer Theresa Grosso, who spent 19 years on the lam before being captured after her fourth escape from a Maryland prison, was sentenced yesterday to three more years in prison by an Anne Arundel County judge.
Grosso, 51, a former stripper in Baltimore, killed bar bouncer Melvin Lockhart in 1969 and originally was sentenced to life imprisonment. She had served nine years before Circuit Court Judge Ronald A. Silkworth tacked on additional time yesterday.
Grosso made her fourth escape in 1979 from the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup. During her 19 years on the run, she gave birth to and raised a son while living a mostly law-abiding life in Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii and Florida. She was caught by the FBI in December near Gainesville, Fla.
Death of Hotel Guest Investigated
D.C. homicide detectives are investigating the death of a Glenarden woman whose body was found in a District hotel room.
After receiving a call Saturday about an unconscious person in a guest room at the Howard Johnson Hotel at 600 New York Ave. NE, police found the body of a woman they identified yesterday as Pamela Maria Collins, 34, of the 7900 block of Glenarden Parkway. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
Marshals Catch Teen Fleeing Court
A District teenager determined to avoid incarceration bolted from a courtroom at D.C. Superior Court on Monday but was grabbed by U.S. marshals before he reached daylight.
Anthony Odoms Jr., a deputy marshal, needed six stitches in his head after falling during the takedown of the fleeing youth, said Court Executive Ulysses B. Hammond.
"Our guys got him before he got to the door," Hammond said of the drama on the John Marshall level of the courthouse at 500 Indiana Ave. NW. "They tackled him."
Man Charged With 7 Felonies in Fatal Fire
A 19-year-old Northeast Washington man was arraigned this week in D.C. Superior Court on arson and murder charges stemming from a fatal fire Dec. 28 on G Street SE, the U.S. attorney's office announced. A District grand jury charged Kevin Tolson with seven felonies last week, accusing him of setting fire to a plastic container of gasoline in the stairwell at 4951 G St. SE. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.
Bobbie Lee Coleman, a 48-year-old maintenance worker, died when he leapt three stories to the ground, trying to escape the fire.
Child Safe After Reported Abduction
Arlington police said yesterday that 7-year-old Michelle Segovia, who was reported abducted from her father's apartment in May, is safe in California with her mother, who has custody of the child.
Police said that they have concluded their investigation and that no charges will be filed. On May 5, two women pushed past Michelle's grandmother and dragged the girl from the apartment in the 800 block of South Florida Street, police said.