Friday, June 5, 2009

Local Man Indicted In 2003 Shooting

The ExploreHoward blog reports that a grand jury has handed down an indictment in a previously unsolved 2003 shooting. No word on what was the break in the case.

Clarence Mitchell Banks, Jr., 26, formerly of Stevens Forest Road, has been indicted for first-degree murder in the shooting death of Terrence Armstead, 34, of Columbia, Wayne Kirwan, a spokesman for the Howard County state’s attorney said Thursday.

Armstead died after being shot several times in the Dorsey’s Forge Apartment complex, in Oakland Mills, in the early morning hours of July 26, 2003.

His killing was one of three homicides that occurred over a 10-month period in Oakland Mills in 2002 and 2003.

Banks is currently serving a five-year prison sentence for the Dec. 12, 2005 armed robbery of a Columbia gas station and is in the custody of the Maryland Division of Corrections, according to Kirwan.

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