City man sentenced in stabbing

March 26, 1997


Staff Writer

A 22-year-old Hagerstown man, arrested following an April 1996 stabbing in the 300 block of South Potomac Street, was sentenced to five years in prison Monday in Washington County Circuit Court.

Jacquan William White pleaded guilty to one count of assault and was given credit for more than 11 months served at the Washington County Detention Center.

White, formerly of the 400 block of Park Place, had been charged with assault with intent to murder, battery and two counts of carrying a deadly weapon. Those charges were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea.


The stabbing victim, Floyd Eugene Ferguson, 23, of Hagerstown, was a patient at Washington County Hospital April 3-8, 1996. Police said one of the stab wounds pierced Ferguson's heart.

According to witnesses, Ferguson had left a local business on April 3 when a vehicle occupied by four males stopped him on the street and started talking with him, Hagerstown City Police said.

During the conversation, White went back to the vehicle, got a knife and stabbed Ferguson, police said.

With information from witnesses, officers located the vehicle, a 1995 white Nissan Pathfinder with New York plates, shortly after the incident.

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