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Page 2-Saturday, May 24, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Gunmen break
into jail; escape
af ter gunning
down prisoner
WASHINGTON (AP) - Four men and shotgunned him to death at ex-
armed with pistols and shotguns in- tremely close range," the FBI agent
vaded the District of Columbia prison in said.
the Virginia suburbs yesterday, held The gunmen then fled.
inmates and guards at gunpoint and OFFICIALS SAID they did not know
fle afterkilling one prisoner. the motive for the slaying, but one of-
FBI agents said the squad of gunmen ficer suggested it may have been linked
broke into the Lorton Reformatory at to drug trafficking in and out of the
Lortton, Va., in predawn darkness with prison.
the intention of killing the inmate who While the gunmen were still inside
was slain. Lorton is the principal prison the prison, perimeter guards stumbled
facility for convicted felons from the across a car parked near the refor-
nation's capital. matory. Prison officials said the guards
THE DEAD inmate, identified as were searching the area around the
Douglas Bonay, 35, was "shotgunned to vehicle when they received a call that
death at extremely close range," ac- there was shooting inside the minimum
cording to FBI agent Lawrence York, security compound.
who is heading the investigation. Of- By the time the guards reached the
ficials said Boney was serving a two- to shooting scene, the gunmen had fled
six-year sentence on drug charges. and they returned to the place where
B y mid-morning yesterday, police the car had been discovered.
reported that three men were in "BY THE TIME they returned, the
custody. Police continued to comb the car was gone," reported District of
area surrounding the prison for a fourth Columbia Corrections Department
man. spokesman Leroy Anderson.
According to York, four men armed A description of the vehicle was
with pistols and shotguns entered the broadcast to area police and two men
minimum security section of the prison were apprehended by Fairfax County,
about 3:15 a.m. Detroit time. Making Va., police following a high-speed auto
their way to the television room of one chase on Interstate 95 south of
of the prison dormitories, the gunmen Washington.
took two guards and a number of in- A third man was picked up by an off-
mates hostages. duty policeman in a service station
"THEY ASKED for Boney by name," near the Lorton Reformatory.
York said. - YORK IDENTIFIED the three as
One inmate, a shotgun to his head, Edward Sharrieff, 32 and Germaine
took the gunmen to Boney's bunk area. Stoddard, 24, both of Washington, and
When the bunk was found empty the John Landon, 30, of Alexandria, Va. All
gunmen roused all the inmates and were charged with first-degree murder,
began a search of the dormitory. he said. Police continued to search the
"They found Boney hiding behind area surrounding the prison for a fourth
some cabinets and shot him," York man.
said. The minimum security section of the
THE SHOT did not kill Boney and the prison, which also serves as pre-release
wounded inmate stumbled outside, section, is not enclosed by a fence or
York said. wall. It normally holds about 150-200
"They caught up with him in the yard inmates.
May 21-7:30 p.m.: CUBA
Members from the first "Christians for Socialism" delega-
tion from the U.S. to Cuba present the slide show, "Cuba,
Revolution of Promise and Challenge." The show includes a
brief Cuban history, information on economic planning and
social institutions and insights on the role of Christians in the
PLACE: Lounge of St. Mary's- Newman Center
Corner of William and Thompson
Ann Arbor, MI.
-St. Mary's Student Chapel
-interfaith Council for Peace
-Ann Arbor Committee for Human Rights in Latin America
-Office of Ethics and Religion

On the outside
Memorial Day weekendcontinues in traditional fashion-skies will be
cloudy with a slight chance of showers throughout the day. High tempera-
tures should hover near the 85' mark.
AAFC-Wait Until Dark, 7 p.m.; The Seven Per Cent Solution, 9 p.m.,
MLB 3.
Cinema Guild-The Harder They Come, 7:30, 9:30 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
Cinema II-Small Change, 7:30, 9:30 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Jazz Revisited Colloquium-luncheon buffet, noon-2 p.m.; live jazz
music, 2 pm., U Club.
Theosophical Society-J. Krishnamuarti recording, "The Religious
Mind," 3p.m., Carriage House, 1917 Washtenaw.
AACIL-CLOUT regional meeting, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Holiday Inn, Howell,
Sara Browne Smith Alunni Group-antique sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Alison
Myers Hall, 2032 Hall.
Dance-solo performance by Claire Porter, "Portables: Dances for
Small Places," 8p.m., Studio A, Dance Bldg.
Sara Browne Smith Alumni Group-antique sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., A ison
Myers Hall, 2032 Hall.
Cinema Guild -Intermezzo, 7:30,9:30 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
Hiking Club-1:30 p.m., meet Rackham NW entry on E. Hron.
Dharma Study Group-meditation, 7:30-8:30 a.m., 215 E. Kingsley.
WUOM-panel discussion, "Social Dislocation and the Child in Southern
Africa," 10 a.m.; studio showcase, "New Music Chamber Jazz Ensemble,"
11:30 a.m., 91.7 FM.
AAFC-Onibaba, 7, 10:20 p.m.; Throne of Blood, 8:40 p.m., Aud. Angell.
WUOM-Music of the Masters, 8:05 p.m., 91.7 FM.
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Volume XC, No. 13-S
Saturday, May 24, 1980
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