Teenager ordered held: A Suitland teenager charged last week with killing a 17-year-old Southeast Washington youth was ordered held without bond yesterday after a hearing in D.C. Superior Court.

Judge Robert I. Richter found that prosecutors had presented sufficient evidence in the preliminary hearing for the case against Quincey Mitchell to move forward and for him to continue to be held.

Mitchell, who was arrested July 13 and who turned 18 on July 16, is charged with felony murder while armed in connection with a July 11 shooting in the 2900 block of Pomeroy Road SE. The gunfire killed Michael Simms, 16, and Antwain Holroyd, 17, and wounded three others.


Sentence in killing: A 23-year-old man was sentenced yesterday to 50 years in prison for a July 2002 shooting in Northwest Washington that left one man dead and another wounded.

The sentence was handed down by Superior Court Judge John H. Bayly Jr.

Chaz Kelly of the unit block of V Street NW was convicted May 24 of first-degree murder and other charges in the shooting of Jonathan R. Howard Jr., 22, on July 4, 2002, prosecutors said.

Kelly pulled a gun on Howard during an argument, and when Howard tried to flee, Kelly shot him three times in the back, prosecutors said. After Howard collapsed, Kelly stood over him and shot him again, prosecutors said. The second victim, a 65-year-old man, was struck in the foot during the spate of gunfire.


Charges filed in attack: A 14-year-old girl from the Falls Church area told Fairfax County police that a man walked into her home Thursday morning and raped her, and police arrested a man who lived nearby a short time later, police said yesterday.

The location of the attack was withheld to protect the victim's identity. Police said the girl reported that the man entered the house uninvited about 10:30 a.m. Thursday and assaulted her. The girl ran to a friend's house after the attack, where police were called. A suspect, a recent acquaintance of the girl's parents, was picked up soon after, Officer Sophia Grinnan said.

Police arrested Jose Orellana-Portillo, 31, of the 2800 block of Liberty Avenue in the Falls Church area, on charges of rape, animate object penetration, abduction with the intent to defile and burglary with the intent to commit rape. Orellana-Portillo was being held in the Fairfax County jail last night without bond.

Gun theft charges: A 16-year-old Ashburn boy has been charged with stealing three guns, including a Glock semiautomatic used in the fatal shooting March 22 of another Ashburn teenager, Loudoun County sheriff's officials have announced.

The youth, whom authorities did not name because he is a juvenile, allegedly stole the pistol from an Ashburn house days before the shooting. The teenager also is charged with stealing two weapons from a Chantilly shed that month.

Loudoun sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell said that Matthew Lathram, 17, of Ashburn "received the gun as part of a transaction" and later used it to fatally shoot his friend and former classmate, Donald Nicholas Shomaker, 15. Lathram is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The 16-year-old is charged with three counts each of grand larceny of a firearm and juvenile possession of a firearm and two counts of breaking and entering, sheriff's officials said.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.