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Police log

March 16, 1997

Two charged with assault in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. - An argument over a parking place escalated into a physical confrontation resulting in the arrest of two men in the 100 block of West South Street Saturday night, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Witnesses told police that Alton Howard Ambush Sr., 37, of 132 W. South St., entered a house on West South Street and assaulted a male resident there, police said. Police are not identifying the man.

Another man, Charles William Murphy, 33, of 134 W. South St., joined the fight, police said.

Both Ambush and Murphy were arrested, police said.

Ambush was charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, fourth-degree battery, disorderly conduct, destruction of property over $300 and carrying a deadly weapon, police said.

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Murphy was charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and carrying a deadly weapon, police said.

Murphy was being held Sunday at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center pending $10,000 bond, according to a detention center officer.

Ambush was released Sunday on $10,000 bond, he said.

Break-in results in two-county chase

A break-in at a Hagerstown hair salon early Sunday morning began a two-county chase that ended with the suspect escaping on foot from a field near Boonsboro, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

The chase started at about 4 a.m. at Hair-Port 3, 1201 Dual Highway, where city police were checking out a burglar alarm, police said.

The officer saw a dark blue Volkswagen Rabbit leaving the scene and followed it west on U.S. 40 into Frederick County, police said.

State police and sheriff's department units from both counties and a state police helicopter joined the chase, which went through Frederick and Middletown then Boonsboro, police said.

Teen arrested on assault warrant

A 19-year-old Hagerstown man was arrested early Sunday on a warrant for an assault that allegedly occurred March 8 in the 400 block of West Washington Street, Hagerstown, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

Milik Jenkins, of 261 W. Franklin St., was arrested at 2:32 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West Washington Street, police said.

The assault was domestic, police said. Police would not release the name of the victim.

Jenkins was released Sunday on personal recognizance, police said.

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