YESTERDAY'S CRIME AND JUSTICE COLUMN GAVE AN INCOMPLETE ACCOUNT OF EVENTS LEADING TO THE SHOOTING OF A WALDORF MAN IN A JULY 30 ALTERCATION WITH TWO AGENTS OF THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS. ATF SPOKEMAN MIKE CAMPBELL SAID ANTHONY GRAY WAS SHOT BY TWO AGENTS AFTER HE PULLED A HANDGUN DURING A STRUGGLE THAT BEGAN WHEN THEY ATTEMPTED TO KEEP HIM FROM FLEEING A WALDORF RESIDENCE. (Published 08/061999)
Wife of Suspect Jailed
The wife of a man suspected of killing three family members in Lorton surrendered yesterday after she was charged in an unrelated carjacking in Alexandria, police said.
Michelle Yi Gardner, 19, turned herself in to Fairfax County police about 6 p.m. and was taken to the Alexandria jail, said Amy Bertsch, an Alexandria police spokeswoman.
Police said they believe Gardner and her husband participated in the April 21 carjacking of a man who had been pumping gas at an Exxon station at 4550 Kenmore Ave. in Alexandria. Police said the couple was filmed by the gas station's security cameras.
Authorities said the woman had not been seen since her husband, Keith J. Gardner, 39, was arrested two months ago in Florida on a probation violation. The man has been named a suspect but not charged in the stabbing deaths of his mother, father and grandfather, whose bodies were discovered May 11 in a fallout shelter behind their home.
Family Friend Admits Assault
A Northwest Washington man accused of sexually assaulting the 10-year-old daughter of family friends pleaded guilty yesterday in D.C. Superior Court to a lesser charge of attempted first-degree child sexual abuse.
Jordan Boydston, 54, had dinner at his friends' house May 2, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Higashi told Judge Rufus G. King III. After the meal, the friends told Boydston, who was free on a separate criminal case, that he could spend the night on the couch.
Once everyone in the household was asleep, Higashi said, Boydston sexually assaulted the girl. The girl cried, and an aunt came running.
Boydston, who lived in the 4600 block of Ninth Street NW, faces as many as 15 years in prison when sentenced by King on Nov. 1.
Stepfather Guilty of Sex Abuse
A D.C. Superior Court jury convicted a Southeast Washington man yesterday of sexually abusing his two young stepdaughters and his 6-year-old niece. The girls testified that Larry D. Brown, 42, repeatedly kept them home from school and had sex with them.
According to testimony, the crimes occurred between September 1993 and September 1996, when the oldest girl, then 14, walked into the 6th District police station and told officers what her stepfather had done.
Brown walked away from a halfway house after his arrest and was not rearrested for 14 months, the U.S. attorney's office reported. When he is sentenced Oct. 8 on six counts of first-degree child sexual abuse, he faces as long as life in prison.
2 Wounded in NW Bar Shooting
District detectives yesterday were investigating a shooting that left a U.S. Secret Service agent and an Air Force enlisted man injured in the restroom of a Northwest Washington bar.
The two men were involved in a fight at Lulu's Bar at 2119 M St. NW at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday when one pulled out a gun, said Officer Anthony O'Leary, a police spokesman.
Both men were shot, O'Leary said. They were taken to Georgetown and George Washington university hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening, he said.
Two law enforcement sources said the agent was shot in the hand and the airman in the inner right thigh. One source said the agent was a new member of the Presidential Protection Detail who had recently transferred to Washington.
A Secret Service spokeswoman declined to comment on the incident yesterday. A man who answered the phone at the club yesterday and identified himself as an employee declined to comment.
Deaths Ruled a Murder-Suicide
The Maryland state medical examiner's office ruled yesterday that the deaths of a husband and wife found shot in their Silver Spring home early Monday were a murder-suicide. Investigators have concluded that Justine Viola Schrader, 59, shot her husband, Tyronne Howard Schrader, 60, with a .38-caliber handgun before turning the gun on herself in the basement of their home in the 13100 block of Englewood Drive.
The victims' daughter called Montgomery County fire and rescue workers to the home about 10 a.m. Monday. Investigators said then that they found no evidence of forced entry. Authorities said that there were several guns in the home and that there was no indication of what prompted the shootings.
Nephew Charged in Slaying
A 36-year-old Waldorf man was arrested yesterday and charged with murder after he allegedly shot his uncle in their family home.
David Eugene Gray, 44, had lived at the home in the 2100 block of Bell Tree Lane for about two months, said Craig Renner of the Charles County sheriff's office. Renner said Gray, who had been shot once in the chest, was found in the basement of the home. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said a 12-gauge shell casing was found near the victim.
Renner said that Gray's nephew, David Matthew Logue, of the same address, was found sitting on the ground in front of the home about two feet from a 12-gauge shotgun.
Police said witnesses inside the residence watched Logue walk to the basement carrying the shotgun and heard gunfire.
Logue is being held at the Charles County Detention Center and is scheduled for a bond hearing today.
Indictment in ATF Incident
A grand jury has indicted a 20-year-old Waldorf man who was shot last week after an altercation with two agents for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
As the jury handed up its indictment yesterday, Anthony Gray remained in critical but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
He was charged with five felonies, including possession of a stolen .32-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistol with an obliterated serial number and using that gun to assault an agent. He was also charged with possession of crack cocaine and intent to sell it.
ATF spokesman Mike Campbell said the two agents went to a Waldorf residence Friday to investigate possible firearms trafficking, and while they were there, Gray arrived. Agents said they found marijuana in Gray's sock and crack cocaine in his pants pocket. As Gray fled, an agent shot him in the chest and hip, Campbell said.