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Original release (August 24, 2016  7:57 a.m.):

A shooting early Sunday morning in Catonsville has left a woman seriously injured. Police have the suspect in custody.
Just before 3 a.m., police were called to the Ramada Inn in the 6400 block of Baltimore National Pike 21218 for a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 25-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her mid-body. She was transported to an area hospital where she is in critical condition.
The investigation into this incident has indicated that the woman was involved in an interaction with the suspect in a hotel room. During that interaction, the suspect shot the victim once and fled the scene.
Detectives identified 32-year-old Colin Barrington Williams Jr of the 900 block of North Luzerne Avenue 21205 as the suspect responsible for this incident. He was taken into custody Monday evening and has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and use of a firearm for a felony crime. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.?

Booking Photograph of Colin Barrington Williams Jr

Original release (August 11, 2016)

In February, the Baltimore County Police Department was notified by the Anne Arundel County Police Department of allegations made against a 38-year-old man for an incident that allegedly occurred while he was teaching at Catonsville High School in Baltimore County.

The Baltimore County Police investigation has indicated that on December 12, 2003, the teacher, had been supervising a basketball scrimmage between the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at Catonsville High School. After the scrimmage and girls’ basketball practice ended, the teacher approached a 16-year-old girl and asked her to come to his classroom. She went with him but did not go inside the classroom. Later, while the two were walking down a staircase, he touched the girl on her chest area and in between her legs. He also tried to kiss her but she pushed him away.

The teacher has been identified as 38-year-old Nathan Lee Martin of the 300 block of Community Road 21146. He was charged on an arrest warrant with second-degree child abuse-custody, fourth-degree sexual offense, and sexual abuse of a minor.

Martin turned himself in to police on June 22 and was later released on $100,000 bail. He was indicted on July 6 by a Baltimore County Grand Jury. His trial is set for October 27.

Martin no longer works for the Baltimore County School system.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crime Against Children Unit.

Booking Photograph for Nathan Lee Martin

UPDATE (August 10, 2016  8:48 p.m.):

Cancel any lookout for Josephine Higdon. She has been located in good condition.

Original release (August 10, 2016  7:34 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a critical missing elderly woman.
Josephine Louise Higdon, 91, was last seen driving a gray Hyundai Accent with Maryland registration plate 'KAE217' on Annapolis Road in the Lansdowne area at 12:30 p.m.  She was following her husband to an auto repair shop in Baltimore County when he lost sight of her. 
Higdon is a white female standing 5'2" tall, is 140 pounds, has brown eyes and short gray hair.  It is unknown what she was wearing at the time of her disappearance. 
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or dial 911.

Revised June 28, 2016