Police log

September 21, 1997

Hunter believed missing is found

HANCOCK - A hunter who failed to meet his brother at an agreed upon time was found late Saturday night by a Maryland State Police helicopter.

The man's name was unavailable Sunday.

The man was hunting deer with his brother on the public area of the Woodmont Rod and Gun Club off Woodmont Road.

Maryland State Police, Hancock police, Department of Natural Resources police and park officials started searching about 8:30 p.m., according to Ranger Scott Forrest of the Maryland Forest and Park Service.


"His brother showed us the point he was last seen. They were supposed to meet at 7 p.m., but he never returned to the vehicle," Forrest said.

Forrest said two K-9 units would have joined the search but the helicopter found the man at about 11:30 p.m.

According to Hancock police, the hunter may have signaled with a lighter because helicopter pilots found him when they saw a flicker of light in a field.

Officials retrieved the man in their vehicle and he was reunited with his family before midnight, police said.

Driver hits pole, charged with DUI

A 49-year-old Hagerstown man was arrested after he drove his pickup truck into a Potomac Edison power pole on Saturday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department report.

Ronald Wayne Davis of 1024-H Noland Drive, hit a pole in the 800 block of Linwood Road with his 1969 Chevrolet truck at 8:15 p.m., the report said.

Davis was charged with driving while intoxicated, negligent driving and violation of an alcohol restriction, the report said.

HBC student faces drug charges

A Hagerstown Business College student was charged with drug possession Sunday after the school's president verified the incident, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Elizabeth Deanna Stadvec, 19, of RR-1 Box 575-A in McConnellsburg, Pa., was charged with possession of marijuana, deputies said.

A sheriff's deputy who arrived at the college Sunday afternoon discovered the woman had a small bag of suspected marijuana, authorities said.

Man charged with attempted murder

UNIONVILLE, Md. - A Unionville man drove his motorcycle through a closed, sliding glass door and then seriously injured two people inside on Sunday, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

David Wayne Knott, 33, was charged with attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and destruction of property over $300, deputies said.

Knott was held Sunday night without bond at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

Knott was still holding a stick when sheriff's deputies arrived at the Black Ankle Road home, deputies said. He surrendered without incident, they said.

The incident allegedly started when Knott argued with his girlfriend over her being at the home.

At about 5:30 a.m., he allegedly drove his Harley Davidson through the door. His girlfriend apparently was not there, but deputies said he assaulted two people with an ax handle, deputies said.

Timothy King, 25, of Mount Airy, Md., was struck numerous times in the head, deputies said.

William Cheeks Sr., 55, of Black Ankle Road, who attempted to stop Knott, was injured about the head, legs and right arm, deputies said.

Both were in good condition Sunday night at Frederick Memorial Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

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