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Kevron Lamonte Chase, 18, was charged Monday with assault and endangerment after his grandmother, Viola Marie Chase, told police that her grandson said he would kill her and placed a pillow over her face while she was in bed early Monday.

Mrs. Chase said the teen stopped after a few minutes and left the room, but then returned several hours later. Again he covered her face with a pillow but then stopped, she told police.

Mrs. Chase has also accused another grandson, Jaron Tyrell Chase, 24, with stealing $102 from her wallet earlier this month.

“I fear that he may assault me again,” Mrs. Chase said in charging papers.


Lit sparkler in pants burns 9-year-old boy

A 9-year-old boy suffered second-degree burns on his legs after putting a lit sparkler in his pants pocket.

The boy, who was not named, was burned when the sparkler set his pants on fire. He was flown to the Johns Hopkins Burn Center in Baltimore with second-degree burns on his legs as well as minor burns on his hands.


Crash kills girl, injures 3 others

Maryland State Police are still trying to determine the cause of a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon that killed a 5-year-old girl and injured four others.

The crash occurred about 3 p.m. on Route 214, not far from the Prince George’s/Anne Arundel County line.

A car driven by Larry Freeman, 50, of the District, crossed the centerline and struck a minivan driven by Jerry Ruleman, 44, of Edgewater, investigators said.

A 5-year-old girl was taken to the Bowie Health Campus where she died. Her 10-year-old sister is listed in critical condition at Children’s Hospital in the District.

Mr. Freeman, Mr. Ruleman and a passenger who was riding in the front seat of Mr. Ruleman’s minivan were being treated at hospitals.

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