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Smithsburg man charged in stabbing

January 10, 1997

A Smithsburg man charged in an Aug. 13 stabbing was sentenced Thursday to serve two years in the Washington County Detention Center.

Albert Louis Mumma Jr., 19, of Smithsburg, pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and carrying a concealed weapon in Washington County Circuit Court.

Mumma had been charged with assault with intent to murder in the incident that hospitalized a 21-year-old Smithsburg man. That charge was dismissed in exchange for the pleas.

Co-defendant Darrow Lee Shupp, 18, of Mapleville, is still awaiting trial on his charges of assault and battery, according to Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Barnhart.

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The victim, who lives in the 22000 block of Jefferson Boulevard, was released on Aug. 14 from Washington County Hospital.

Thursday, Judge John H. McDowell originally sentenced Mumma to a five-year prison term for reckless endangerment and three years consecutive for the weapons charge. All but the two years were suspended.

Mumma was given credit for 148 days spent in jail awaiting trial. Probation was set at five years.

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