Man In Custody For Shooting At Ex-Girlfriend

By Guy Leonard, County Times

HOLLYWOOD, Md. (Sept. 18, 2008)—An 18-year-old man sits in detention for allegedly trying to kill his ex-girlfriend last week, according to investigators with the county sheriff’s office, and charging documents in other cases show a pattern of alleged abuse against the same woman.

Antonio Jamear Warrick, of no fixed address, has been formally charged with first- degree attempted murder and first-degree assault after allegedly firing shots at his former girlfriend Sept. 11 as she stood outside a Great Mills residence.

In the latest incident, charging papers state that Warrick left a message on his former girlfriend’s cell phone the night of the alleged shooting beforehand, telling her that if he found her he would shoot and kill her.

Charging documents also stated that another witness on the scene had positively identified Warrick as the shooter.

The turmoil between Warrick and his victim seems to have started as early as May, when he was charged with second-degree assault against her.

In that case, Warrick was charged with punching his ex-girlfriend in the face twice after getting into a dispute with her over their relationship over the past year as well as something she was viewing on the Internet, charging documents state.

The victim sustained cuts to her upper and lower lips and a contusion over her left eye, charging documents state.

Warrick fled the scene of the alleged incident before police arrived, court papers reveal.

Four days later on May 16, Warrick was again charged by police, this time for allegedly kicking in his exgirlfriend’s door at her residence.

Charging documents stated that the victim found Warrick sleeping in their son’s bedroom that morning and afterwards got in an argument with Warrick. After Warrick left, she locked the door.

Charging documents alleged that Warrick kicked the door and broke the frame when he returned, apparently enraged, but later left the residence.

Police were again called to relieve trouble between Warrick and his exgirlfriend on June 9 with a domestic violence call.

According to charging documents, police had been to the scene for an earlier report of domestic violence but left.

Once gone, Warrick allegedly came back and confronted the victim in the parking lot. When he began yelling at her, she tried to get in the car and leave, charging documents state.

But Warrick allegedly reached into the open passenger side window, grabbed a partially frozen bottle of water and threw it at his ex-girlfriend striking her on the right side of her face.

Warrick then fled the scene, charging documents state.

Warrick also has a second-degree assault case from 2007 for which he pleaded guilty and received a two-yearand-half year suspended sentence.

Court records show that he has been charged with violation of his probation.

Warrick also faces several drug possession charges.

If convicted of the latest charges against him, Warrick could face life imprisonment for the shooting, as well as 25 years for the first-degree assault charge.

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