- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 7, 2008


Man dies in SE shooting

A D.C. man was killed early Saturday morning in a shooting in Southeast, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Police identified the victim as Jerome Lorenzo Glenn, 44, of Southeast, and said the incident occurred at about 1 a.m. in the 1700 block of Bruce Place.

Mr. Glenn was taken to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at about 6 a.m.

Two arrested in 2007 homicide

Two teens have been arrested in connection with a killing last year in the District, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Seneca Bennett, 30, was found shot in the head in September 2007 in Southeast.

Police said Friday that they arrested Dale Ricardo Eccleston, 18, and Jerrell Anthony Haskel, 19, both of Southeast, on murder charges.



2nd inmate caught in prison escape

The two inmates who last week walked away from a Queen Anne’s County correctional center have been caught, state police said Saturday.

Billy Gene Dolly, 41, and James Allen Cramer, 52, left the grounds of the Eastern Pre-Release Unit in Church Hill without permission at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

An anonymous tip helped county sheriff’s deputies catch Mr. Cramer on Thursday afternoon. A trooper spotted Mr. Dolly at an intersection in Barclay on Thursday evening and he was arrested.

Mr. Cramer, whose last known address was in Columbia, S.C., was serving time for drugs and robbery with a deadly weapon, police said. They said Mr. Dolly, whose last known address was in Sparks, in Baltimore County, was serving time for theft.



Veteran sentenced in benefits sham

An Army veteran has been sentenced to three years in prison for falsely inflating his brief military career into that of a decorated combat veteran so he could collect more military benefits.

Randall Moneymaker was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court on five counts of making false statements on forms he filed or in claims that he made while applying for disability benefits or inquiring about a military pension. He also was convicted of theft for receiving more than $18,400 in disability payments to which he wasn’t entitled and ordered to repay that amount, plus $600.

After spending just two years in the Army in the mid-1980s, Moneymaker, 44, later claimed to be a decorated Army Ranger with more than 20 years of service that included tours in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Grenada, Iraq and Panama.


Va. Tech students badly hurt in crash

Two Virginia Tech students were seriously injured when they were struck by a car driven by another student while walking on a downtown Blacksburg sidewalk.

Police arrested the driver, Ryan William Wresch, 20, of Blacksburg, with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.

Kellsye Pitsenbarger and Amanda Tyus, both 21, were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Blacksburg police said the women were walking at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday when a fast-moving car ran off the road and struck them.

Police said Mr. Wresch and a passenger in the car were unhurt.


Four men admit moonshine charges

Four Franklin County men have pleaded guilty to charges related to an operation that produced thousands of gallons of moonshine that was distributed across Virginia and ended up as far away as Philadelphia.

Danny Davis was convicted of conspiracy and money laundering; John Fralin, Jarman Johnson and Terry Lynn Smith were convicted of conspiracy and producing untaxed liquor. They entered plea agreements Friday in U.S. District Court.

The men were arrested last year after federal agents’ surveillance cameras caught them coming and going from a Halifax County still site, where four 1,200-gallon pots were used to make the illegal liquor.

Two more people are to go on trial Monday.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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