VIRGINIA

Child Pornography Charge A Fairfax County government building inspector was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of child pornography after police confiscated his computer and nearly two dozen disks containing explicit images, police said yesterday.

Steve F. Garrison, 53, a father of two teenagers, was arrested at his home in the 4300 block of Poplar Branch Road in Chantilly by investigators with the Northern Virginia and D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children task force, Virginia State Police said yesterday.

Garrison was released on bond yesterday, police said.

Police said the task force received a tip about the images on Garrison's home computer.

MARYLAND

Workplace Shooting One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a mortgage company in Anne Arundel County yesterday, and the man suspected in the attack was later found shot to death two blocks away, police said.

The shooting occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of Braverton Road in the Edgewater area, county police said. They said the motive was under investigation.

Kenneth B. Kertesz, 43, of Waldorf was shot in the chest and died about 6 p.m. at Prince George's Hospital Center. William A. Snow Jr., 44, of Chesapeake Beach, who was shot in the shoulder, was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center and released, police said.

Michael W. Baxter Jr., 30, of Bowie was found about two blocks from the scene in a parking lot. A weapon was recovered, police said.

Sentence in Fatal Crash A Maryland man whose vehicle smashed into a car parked on the shoulder of Route 50 in Anne Arundel County last year, killing a decorated officer with the Maryland Transportation Authority, yesterday was sentenced to three years in prison.

Albert G. Antonelli, 33, who was driving about 70 mph on a suspended license, struck the unmarked patrol car July 20, 2004, as Cpl. Duke G. Aaron III finished paperwork after a traffic stop.

Witnesses said that Antonelli was driving erratically before the crash and that his speech was slurred and slow afterward. He tested positive for several prescription drugs, including the tranquilizer commonly known as Valium, but prosecutors have said those drugs had been prescribed to him.

Aaron, 29, of Pasadena had won his department's Officer of the Year award three times. Antonelli, 33, of Queenstown apologized to Aaron's family before he was sentenced to five years in prison with two years suspended.

Compiled from staff and wire reports.