By MARLO BARNHART
A charge of assault with intent to murder was dropped Thursday when a wife refused to testify against her husband about threats made against her with a knife last September.
Charles William Metz Jr., 40, of 347 S. Potomac St., pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to assault on a Hagerstown City Police officer in connection with the same incident.
He was placed on home detention for four months by Judge Frederick C. Wright III.
"His wife doesn't want to testify," said Assistant State's Attorney Duane Gigeous. He told Wright that she has five children from a previous marriage and is pregnant with twins.