Drug balloon in underwear at Maryland prison leads to 4 guilty pleas
Last year, prison guards found thousands of dollars' worth of drugs in a balloon hidden in the waistband of a woman's underwear. Now, four people have pleaded guilty in the drug-smuggling scheme.
Firms sign full building lease in Jessup
CGC Holdings Inc. and Capital Produce Co. have agreed to a full building lease with Manekin-backed MCA Assateague for 160,000 square feet in Jessup’s Baltimore Washington Logistics Center. Groundbreaking for the state-of-the-art building at 7350 Assateague Drive is scheduled for Nov. 13. It will be the headquarters for the firms that will distribute seafood, produce […]
Manekin joint venture acquires Jessup distribution center
A joint venture between a Boston company and Columbia-based Manekin LLC has purchased a massive distribution center in Jessup with plans for an expansion. MCA Assateague JV LLC, a joint venture between AEW Capital Management and Manekin, announced the purchase of the 730,000-square-foot property at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 75, in the […]
Seafood facility being built in Jessup
Merritt Properties announced this week that it has entered into a joint venture with NAFCO & Congressional Seafood Co. on an 88,000-square-foot seafood distribution facility in Jessup. The facility will serve as the company’s new headquarters. The single-story building, located at 7775 S. Chesapeake Bay Court, adjacent to the Maryland Seafood Market, is being built […]
Prison nurse sues over firing
A Bowie woman claims she was fired by a health-services contractor for refusing to keep quiet after she witnessed guards beating inmates at Patuxent Institution, the state’s correctional mental health facility in Jessup.
Suit filed over death at Perkins
Almost a year to the day after Rogelio Mondragon was fatally assaulted at a maximum-security state psychiatric hospital, the personal representative of his estate has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against his accused killer.
Jaguars’ Jones-Drew signs endorsement deal with Jessup-based TheraPearl
TheraPearl LLC, of Jessup, a developer of hot and cold therapy products for pain management, announced an endorsement deal with three-time Pro Bowl running back Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The reigning NFL rushing champion signed on to help raise awareness about the proper way to warm up and cool down using hot and […]
State fights $18.5M award in prison-bus slaying
The family and estate of an inmate who was slain on a prison bus should receive about 1 percent of the $18.5 million a jury awarded last fall, the attorney general’s office argued Monday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. Because the defendants are correctional officers, the state claims their liability for the death of Philip […]
Mistrial declared in Jessup hospital slaying case
ELLICOTT CITY — A Howard County judge has declared a mistrial in the case a man charged with strangling a fellow patient at a maximum-security state mental hospital. Wayne Kirwan, a spokesman for the Howard County state’s attorney’s office, says the mistrial was declared Friday afternoon. Jurors had been deliberating for more than 11 hours […]
Jury rejects death penalty for Stephens
One week ago, defense attorney Gary Proctor had begged the jurors to spare the life of his client. He reminded them that a life sentence would mean just that: Lee E. Stephens, already incarcerated for another murder, would die behind bars in a cell the size of a bathroom. “He will pay and pay dearly,” […]
National honor for Jessup-based Vorbeck Materials
A Maryland company has received national recognition for its work in developing fast-charging, high-powered batteries that use cutting-edge nanotechnology. Vorbeck Materials Corp. of Jessup was one of three winners of the U.S. Department of Energy’s “America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge,” an online competition for startup companies. The competition was open to companies that partn[...]
Stephens guilty of first-degree murder; sentencing starts Monday
ANNAPOLIS — Lee E. Stephens was convicted Thursday of the first-degree murder of a corrections officer at the now-closed Maryland House of Correction in Jessup. He faces the death penalty when sentencing begins next week. An Anne Arundel County jury deliberated for nearly 40 hours over whether Stephens killed Cpl. David McGuinn in an ambush […]