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November 25, 2009

Baltimore Taper charged with attempted murder

jeff mewbournJeff Mewbourn, a figure in the local entertainment scene and semi-frequent Midnight Sun commenter, has been arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Mewbourn, 46, is accused of shooting his girlfriend, Joyce Daniels. You can find more information here.

Nicknamed the Baltimore Taper, Mewbourn frequently recorded shows by local bands. I didn't know him well, and the last time I saw him was at this show at the Talking Head Club.

Mewbourn was also a commenter on Midnight Sun, often posting as "Jeff" or "Jeff Mewbourn." I checked the archives, and he has posted about 75 comments on Midnight Sun since early last year.

I'm shocked and saddened by this news, and my heart goes out to Joyce and her two children.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:11 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Local music


Is it possible that not all of the "Jeff" posts were by this guy? I have posted comments several times as "Jeff" also.

That is kind of shocking though...

That is messed up! I used to lurk on a messageboard where he frequently posted, & he seemed like quite the weirdo. Even mentioned that he did hard time for importing or selling drugs in the 70s or 80s, I can't remember.

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