Former Bethesda teacher
admits to making child porn
A former Bethesda preschool teacher pleaded guilty Monday to producing child pornography while teaching in Japan.
James Douglas Manring, 54, of Fredericksburg, Va., pleaded guilty in Alexandria federal court to two counts of production of child pornography, which carries a minimum of 10 years in prison for each count. According to court documents, Manring filmed himself sexually abusing several 5-year-old students while he taught at a preschool in Japan from 1996 to 1999. He taught preschool in Bethesda before his arrest in November.
Grocery shopper with loaded AR-15 not charged
A 22-year-old man who brought a loaded semi-automatic rifle into a supermarket in Charlottesville, Va., will not be charged, police said. Police tell the Associated Press that the unidentified man didn't break any laws. He legally owned the AR-15 rifle and didn't conceal it, authorities said. Police say the man entered the Kroger store unarmed about 5 p.m. Sunday, then returned to his vehicle and got the rifle. He carried the weapon into the store and then left again. Permits are required in Virginia to carry concealed firearms. There are no restrictions on firearms that are not concealed. Kroger managers reportedly have banned the man from the property.
Bullet misses P.G. police
A Forestville man was arrested Monday after police said he shot at officers trying to serve a search warrant at his home. Jeremiah Ronald Pearson, 25, was charged with multiple counts of attempted murder. Prince George's County police said the officers used a ram to open a heavy steel door at a resident on the 3300 block of Walters Lane. Officers announced that they were the police, and just before the officers got inside, the suspect fired on them, the police said. The bullet the police found struck the door and lodged there, police said. Detectives believe the suspect's gun jammed.