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Keyword: second degree assault

Three arrests have been made in the serious assault of a juvenile in Parkville last week; one adult, and two juveniles are charged as adults due to the seriousness of the crime.

Jaheim Daquan Taylor (18) of the 8700 block of Cimarron Circle, 21234, Kristen Joseph Johnson (17) of the unit block of Hallview Court, 21236, and Perez Antonio Barrett Jr (16) of the 8000 block of Arbor Station Way, 21234 face a litany of attempted homicide, assault, robbery and theft charges following two separate assaults on a 16-year-old juvenile in Parkville last week. 

On November 11 the suspects assaulted the victim behind a building in the 8700 block of Old Harford Road, 21234, after they were dissatisfied with a purchase of marijuana sold to them by the victim. The victim advised they hit and kicked him until he was unconscious, then stole his backpack and belongings, including his school laptop which he recovered the following day. The victim did not initially report the incident to police.

On November 12 the victim attempted to resolve things with the suspects and recover his stolen property. He agreed to meet with the suspects after school again and fight with Barrett to resolve the issue. They met around 2:30 p.m. behind a building in the 8600 block of Old Harford Road. Barrett punched the victim in his face first, followed by the other suspects striking and kicking the victim until he fell to the ground and lost consciousness. During the fight Barrett stated he was going to kill the victim.

A witness from a nearby building saw the suspects assaulting the victim while he was unconscious on the ground, grabbed a shovel and ran to intervene. The suspects all fled the area on foot. The witness, who has some medical training, found the victim unconscious and not breathing. After placing the victim on his side and clearing his airway the victim began to breathe again. He was transported by medics to an area hospital for further treatment.

Detectives have identified and charged three of four suspects involved in both incidents, with Johnson and Barrett both being juveniles charged as adults. All three are held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial.

Detectives from the Parkville Investigative Services Unit are continuing their work to identify the fourth suspect. Anyone who has additional information that can help them in this endeavor is asked to call detectives at 410-887-5456. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is now investigating a serious assault case after the victim died of his injuries.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the man's death a homicide from multiple head injuries with complications this morning after an autopsy was performed. The man, identified as William David Johnson Jr. (78) with no fixed address, remained hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center since the incident on September 24 until his death Sunday morning, October 6.

Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Eastern Boulevard for a call of an unconscious subject just after 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, September 24.The victim had been struck repeatedly with a blunt object, causing multiple injuries to the man.

No suspect has yet been identified in this case, which has been forwarded to the Homicide Unit for further investigation. Anyone who may have information is asked to call 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

Baltimore County Police have charged an 18-year-old student in the assault of a teacher in school yesterday morning.

Additional police were called to Loch Raven High School in Towson around 8:38 a.m. when teachers and the school resource officer struggled to restrain the student, identified as Geronimo Pacer Harding Jr of the 8600 block of Willow Oak Road, 21234, after he began punching a teacher in the face. Harding was speaking with the teacher, who was seated at his desk in his classroom, and became agitated. He then suddenly began punching the teacher in the face, knocking him onto the ground, where he continued to strike the teacher in the face and torso.

The teacher initially declined medical treatment but was later treated at an area hospital for serious facial wounds. Harding was taken into custody and initially transported to an area hospital, then later charged with the assault. He faces both First and Second Degree Assault and other school related charges. He is presently held on denied bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

booking photo of Geronimo Harding

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017