Arrest in Robberies Montgomery County police arrested a 27-year-old man accused of robbing two Subway sandwich stores this fall.

Carl Antonio Hicks, of an unknown address, is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and use of a handgun in a felony crime, police said. The robberies were reported Oct. 31 at a Gaithersburg store and Nov. 8 at a Montgomery Village franchise.

Fatal Shooting A 23-year-old Charles County man who was an aspiring rapper was shot and killed Friday night after an argument, the Charles County Sheriff's Office said.

Danny R. Stigers of Indian Head was shot about 9:40 p.m. in the parking lot of a townhouse in the Riverside Run neighborhood, according to police and relatives.

No one has been charged in the killing, the fifth homicide of the year in Charles County.

Stigers graduated from Lackey High School in 2001 and was a member of a hip-hop group that had put out demo CDs and performed in Virginia.

"He was a poet," said his stepbrother, Michael Burns. "He loved rapping. That was his dream, to get famous."

Conviction Upheld A federal appeals court yesterday upheld the conviction of a former Seat Pleasant police chief on charges connected to sexually explicit photos he took of a teenage boy enrolled in the department's junior police program.

In U.S. District Court in Greenbelt last year, Ronald Forrest was found guilty of two counts of sexually exploiting a minor for the purpose of creating child pornography and two counts of possessing child pornography.


Investigation of Stabbings Fairfax County police said yesterday that they have not determined motives in separate stabbings on a wooded path in Reston on Sunday evening.

Police said it also remained unclear whether the victims -- two teenagers who were stabbed in the upper body within a short time span -- knew their attackers. Police said they could not confirm the speculation of neighbors that gang members might have been involved.

Police said the first victim, an 18-year-old man, was walking along a path behind the Hunters Woods Shopping Center about 6:30 p.m. when two men approached, asked for a cigarette and stabbed him.

A short while after the first attack, three teenagers walking on the same wooded path near Southgate Square were approached by five men near a footbridge, police said. Two of the teenagers ran, and the third, a 15-year-old boy, was stabbed in the upper body.

Police said both youths were taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Authorities asked anyone with information about the stabbings to call the department's Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

Compiled from reports by staff writers and the Associated Press.