Po­lice ar­rest North East-area shoot­ing sus­pect

Ar­rested in Delaware park­ing lot

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

— In­ves­ti­ga­tors have ar­rested the gun­man who al­legedly shot his “es­tranged girl­friend” out­side a res­i­dence near North East on Thurs­day night, ac­cord­ing to Mary­land State Po­lice.

The sus­pect, Ni­cholas A. Anti­none, 33, was ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent shortly af­ter 11 a. m. on Fri­day in a park­ing lot in Glas­gow, Del., po­lice re­ported Fri­day af­ter­noon.

He is cur­rently be­ing held on a fugi­tive war­rant in Delaware and is await­ing ex­tra­di­tion pro­ceed­ings to re­turn him to Mary­land. Po­lice are also work­ing to ob­tain a search war­rant for Anti­none’s car, which was lo­cated in that same park­ing lot.

NORTH EAST

Anti­none is ac­cused of shoot­ing Mar­i­ann R. Reachard, 29, shortly be­fore 5 p.m. Thurs­day out­side her home in the 100 block of In­ver­ness Drive in the Lake­side Mo­bile Home Park neigh­bor­hood, a short dis­tance northwest of North East.

A Mary­land State Po­lice he­li­copter flew Reachard to Univer­sity of Mary­land’s Shock Trauma Unit in Bal­ti­more, where she was un­der­go­ing treat­ment for un­spec­i­fied gun­shot wounds, po­lice re­ported about 5 a.m. Fri­day. Emer­gency ra­dio dis­patches Thurs­day night in­di­cated that she had suf­fered gun­shot wounds to the ab­domen.

Anti­none sped away in a “light- col­ored” 2003 Cadil­lac with a 8FFS50 Mary­land li­cense plate af­ter open­ing fire on Reachard, po­lice said. His last known ad­dress had been in Conowingo, but in­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieved Anti­none re­cently had been liv-

ing in North East, po­lice added.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors had ob­tained an ar­rest war­rant charg­ing Anti­none with at­tempted mur­der, first- de­gree as­sault and re­lated of­fenses, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Shortly af­ter the shoot­ing, MSP in­ves­ti­ga­tors ob­tained “ev­i­dence and in­for­ma­tion iden­ti­fy­ing Anti­none as the sus­pect” and alerted law en­force­ment agen­cies in the re­gion to be on the look­out for him, po­lice said.

MSP troop­ers, assisted by mem­bers of the agency’s Ap­pre­hen­sion Team and Gang En­force­ment Unit, searched “through­out the night” for Anti­none and found him in the late morn­ing, po­lice re­ported.

Work­ing be­hind yel­low crime scene tape at the shoot­ing scene on Thurs­day night, MSP troop­ers and North East Po­lice De­part­ment of­fi­cers found at least one spent shell cas­ing on the ground near the house while search­ing for ev­i­dence.

As of Fri­day morn­ing, how­ever, the type of gun used in the shoot­ing had not been iden­ti­fied, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Paramedics pro­vided ini­tial treat­ment to Reachard at the shoot­ing scene, be­fore an am­bu­lance trans­ported her to a grassy area near the North East Sta­tion shop­ping cen­ter, where the he­li­copter landed be­fore fly­ing the wounded woman to the hospi­tal.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY CARL HAMIL­TON

North East Po­lice De­part­ment Cpl. Michael Hickey places crime scene tape around the shoot­ing scene on Thurs­day night. Po­lice ar­rested the sus­pect in the shoot­ing on Fri­day morn­ing in Delaware.

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