THE DISTRICT

Money Examiner Charged in Cash Theft

A Maryland man who worked as a currency examiner for the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing was indicted yesterday on charges of stealing more than $8,600 in printed but uncirculated money.

Darryle G. Lee, 40, of Forestville, is accused of taking money on five occasions in 1997 while he was employed by the government. Prosecutors said Lee worked in a unit that prepares and examines currency before it is packaged and sent to the nation's 12 Federal Reserve banks. He was indicted in U.S. District Court on five counts of theft of government property.

VIRGINIA

Three Bystanders Shot During Argument

Prince William County police are searching for a man who allegedly shot three bystanders in their backs during an argument with his girlfriend early yesterday morning.

Police said yesterday that Willie Cornelius Rounds, 40, of Manassas, shot three men with a handgun as he yelled at his girlfriend in a breezeway at the Coverstone apartment complex just before 1:30 a.m. Police said that Rounds tried to shoot his girlfriend and missed, then shot a 22-year-old man who was trying to intervene in the fight.

Rounds then shot a 24-year-old bystander before turning his gun on a 27-year-old man who also was standing nearby, police said. Rounds fled the scene and was still at large last night.