MARYLAND

Bribery plea: A former Montgomery County employee who monitored drug tests pleaded guilty yesterday to accepting a bribe.

Leonard M. Lawson, 29, admitted in Montgomery County Circuit Court that he accepted $20 last year to falsify a drug test for Kambaz Azzizi, who was on probation for a drug charge.

Lawson was arrested Oct. 9, after police fitted Azzizi with a listening device and sent him in for a drug test with $20, police said. Lawson, whose job was to witness people submitting urine samples, accepted the money and provided Azzizi with a clean urine sample, police said. He pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of bribery of a public employee. He faces a maximum possible sentence of 12 years in prison, prosecutors said.

HOMICIDES

* A 23-year-old Prince George's County man was fatally shot early yesterday in the 6800 block of Walker Mill Road in Capitol Heights, authorities said.

Authorities said Gerald M. Jenkins, of the 2100 block of Iago Avenue in Capitol Heights, was found inside an apartment about 2:30 a.m. They said he had been shot several times in the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

THE DISTRICT

Carjacking: D.C. police arrested a 22-year-old man hours after he staged a carjacking in Northwest Washington yesterday, said Cmdr. Larry McCoy of the 3rd District.

Just after midnight, a man shoved a handgun through the open window of a Toyota Corolla, which was stopped at Seventh and S streets NW, and forced the 44-year-old driver out of the car, McCoy said. Sgt. Ronald Wilkins and other officers of the 3rd District stopped the car in the 1900 block of 12th Street NW about 3:15 a.m. and arrested Christopher L. Johnson of the 1200 block of North Capitol Street on carjacking charges, McCoy said.

VIRGINIA

Teen stabbed: A teenager was seriously injured in a stabbing inside an Arlington home late yesterday, and police were questioning his brother last night, officials said.

Police responded shortly before 6 p.m. to a call about a dispute in the 600 block of South Greenbrier Street, in the Forest Glen area. They found that the youth had been stabbed in the chest, said Matt Martin, an Arlington police spokesman. The youth was flown to a hospital with injuries that Martin described as life-threatening.

Police declined to identify the brothers, and their ages were not immediately known. No charges had been filed last night.

Bomb threat charge: A 17-year-old Fairfax County high school student has been charged with threatening to bomb his Springfield school this month, police said yesterday.

Fairfax County police said the youth called the main office of West Springfield High School at 9 a.m. May 3 and said there was a bomb in the school. No bomb was found.

Authorities did not identify the youth because he was charged as a juvenile.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.