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UPDATE (July 1 - 9:13 a.m.):

Kathryn Featherstone has been located and returned home.

Original release (July 1 - 1:59 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's help locating a critical missing woman.  68 year old Kathryn Featherstone of the 900 block of Ashbridge Drive, 21221, was last seen around 10:30 p.m. by family members.  She may be confused and disoriented.  

She is a black female, 4'11", 100 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, pink sweat pants, and a pink and black hat. 

She may have been seen in the area of Eastern Boulevard and Mace Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-307-2020.

At 12:44 a.m., police and fire personnel responded to the Torrent Lounge in the 500 block of York Road, 21286 for a disturbance. A customer at the Torrent Lounge discharged a can of pepper spray inside the building, and patrons left the business coughing and vomiting. A medic unit responded to assist customers who were affected by the pepper spray, but no hospital transports were required. The fire department responded and ventilated the Torrent Lounge to disperse the pepper spray. York Road was closed in front of the business for approximately one hour to allow the fire department access to the building. 

Officers observed a man being restrained by other customers during an argument over who may have discharged the pepper spray. The man was cursing and challenging people to fight. He repeatedly failed to comply with police orders to stop yelling and attempting to fight, and was placed under arrest. Ean McNaney, 26, of the 5400 block of Fallriver Row Court, 21044, was arrested and issued a criminal citation for disorderly conduct. 

Per policy, documentation of this incident was sent to the Baltimore County Liquor Board for review.  

Baltimore County Police have arrested and charged Anthony Johnston, 32, of the 1200 block of Sugarwood Circle, 21220, with the murder of 27-year-old Joseph Thorpe Jr.

On February 28 at 11:58 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Middle River Road for a man lying in the roadway. The victim was transported to the hospital and was initially believed to have been struck by an automobile. Medical personnel then found that the victim had been shot. He was identified as Joseph Thorpe Jr., of the 700 block of Maple Crest Drive, 21220. On March 3, the victim died of injuries related to the gunshot wounds, and the death was determined to be a homicide.

Detectives were able to determine that the victim and the suspect were involved in a fight at Benchwarmers Bar on Middle River Road prior to the homicide. Detectives obtained a warrant for Anthony Johnston, and he was arrested on December 17. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. 

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