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October 24, 1997

Man charged with battering bus driver

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Inwood, W.Va., man accused of attacking a school bus driver on Oct. 17 has been charged with battery on a school official.

Thomas Everhart, 36, of 314 Rolling Ridge Road, was arraigned Wednesday before Magistrate Ruth Donaldson and was released on $487 bond, according to records at the magistrate's office.

According to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, the incident was reported shortly before 7 a.m. on Fish Hatchery Road near the entrance to the Foxcrest Manor development. Everhart's son was late for the bus and it began to leave without him, the report said.


The driver, Charles Walker, stopped the bus and backed the vehicle up, according to Deputy D.W. Messick. The boy got on the bus and cursed at the driver for leaving him behind, the complaint alleged.

Walker told the boy that he could not talk to him that way and he was going to tell his father, according to he report. The boy got off the bus and went to a car in which his father was waiting, the report said.

Everhart got on the bus and "words were exchanged," Messick said. Walker was struck several times on the face and head, the report alleged. Walker had a cut lip and a bruised ear, the report said.

If convicted, Everhart faces a sentence of 10 days to a year in jail and fines ranging from $100 to $500, according to the complaint at the magistrate's office.

City man charged in forgery scheme

Already in jail on unrelated charges, a 24-year-old Hagerstown man was charged anew early Thursday in connection with a check forgery scheme on a Boonsboro firm, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

New charges filed against James Michael Borum include four counts of theft, six counts of forgery, three counts of uttering, and one count of attempted theft.

The victim in all the new charges was Eastern Applicators Contracting Inc. on Mount Lena Road, according to Deputy Robert Schleigh.

Several checks were stolen from the company and then cashed, Schleigh said.

Borum was already being held at the Washington County Detention Center on more than $30,000 bond on charges of burglary, theft, unauthorized use and DWI, jail officials said.

2 children hurt when car hits deer

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Two children were slightly injured Thursday morning when the car they were riding in collided with a deer on W.Va. 9 near the Oakland Heights subdivision, according to the West Virginia State Police.

The driver, Thomas Roselius, 44, of Avon Bend, W.Va., was traveling west on W.Va. 9 about 7:50 a.m. Thursday when the deer ran in front of his vehicle, said Trooper T.J. Taucher.

The impact bounced the deer into the front windshield, breaking the glass and sending shards flying. Two passengers, a 7-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy, suffered minor cuts, Taucher said.

They were treated at Jefferson Memorial Hospital and released, Taucher said. The deer was killed in the collision, he said.

Student charged with possession

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - A Middletown High School student was charged with possession of marijuana Thursday after drug-sniffing dogs detected the narcotic in a car in the student parking lot, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

It was the second time the department conducted a joint operation with the Frederick County school system. On Tuesday, deputies charged two Walkersville High School students with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after dogs searched the student parking lot.

The juvenile, whose name was withheld because of his age, was released to his mother's custody.

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