• Two indicted for attack on security guard

Two men were indicted by a Howard County grand jury Wednesday on assault, handgun and other charges relating to an attack on a uniformed security guard in Columbia May 13.

Rick Delon Britton, 20, of Odenton, and Derrod Alfonso Peterson, 18, of Columbia,  were indicted on counts of first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime, theft of less than $500 and conspiracy to commit second-degree assault. All the charges are related to a May 13 incident in which a security guard near the Long Reach Village Center was shot at and robbed by a group of young men, according to police.

Britton was ordered held without bond. Peterson is being held on $100,000 bond, according to a copy of the indictment.

A third individual, Darnell Rasheen Furby, 16, of Columbia, was indicted in May on counts of first- and second-degree assault, theft of less than $500, use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime, and conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, according to a copy of the indictment.

Police called to apartments in the 8800 block of Flowerstock Row at about 9 p.m. on May 13 were told by the guard that he had been attacked by three men and punched in the face, and that one of the men had fired multiple gunshots at him but missed.

When the guard fled, the suspects stole money from his security vehicle, police said.

The three were arrested at various residences, not their own, without incident, police said.

No court date has been scheduled for any of the men, according to a spokesman for Howard County State’s Attorney Dario Broccolino.