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Little was serving an 18-month sentence at the Maryland Correctional Training Center for theft, according to the state Division of Correction.

Police think Little is in the Baltimore area, where he has family, state police Sgt. Dave Bowers said.

ELKTON

Man’s body found; kin assaults police

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a man whose body was found in a roadside ditch in Elkton.

A Cecil County road crew found the body of Enrique Acosta, 25, Wednesday about a half-mile from his home.

Police said they are not sure how he died. He was found fully clothed, and investigators found cash and several prescription drug bottles in his pockets.

When members of Mr. Acosta’s family arrived at the scene, police said two cousins became unruly. Police said Chad Hart, 22, pushed a sheriff’s deputy in the chest. As the deputy attempted to place Mr. Hart under arrest, Brandon Kirby, 28, punched the deputy in the head, police said.

Mr. Hart and Mr. Kirby were each charged with assault, obstruction and resisting arrest.

HAGERSTOWN

Teen rejects deal in shooting

A Hagerstown man accused of shooting a high-school basketball player has rejected a plea deal and will go to trial Aug. 30.

Raymond Campbell, 19, is charged with attempted second-degree murder in the shooting, which occurred March 25 in the 900 block of Lanvale Street. He refused to end the case Wednesday with a guilty plea to a less serious assault charge.

Mr. Campbell is accused of shooting Greencastle-Antrim High School basketball player Gregg Hamms. Mr. Hamms was wounded in the legs.

Also Wednesday, a judge denied a defense motion challenging the photograph arrays shown to witnesses. From wire dispatches and staff reports

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