By MARLO BARNHART
A 17-year-old Hagerstown boy may become the first from Washington County to "enroll'' in the new Challenge Military Youth Corps.
Last month, the youth admitted he was involved in a Feb. 1 robbery of a man on Selema Drive - a robbery in which he displayed a handgun in his waistband.
Detained since then at the Noyes Center in Rockville, he was back before Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell Wednesday for final disposition.
On the one hand, everyone agreed the crime was very serious.
But the boy's Big Brother told McDowell that the boy is a great kid who made some bad decisions while he was with some "bad folks."