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Kidnapping charges added after shooting incident

December 30, 1997

Kidnapping charges added after shooting incident

By MARLO BARNHART

Staff Writer

A Hagerstown man charged in a Monday shooting on Snyder Avenue was charged Tuesday with kidnapping and assaulting a teenage girl, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Maurice Latik Scott, 20, of 10830 Downsville Pike, Apt. 24, was arrested late Monday on charges of first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm in the city, and two other weapons violations related to the Snyder Avenue incident, police said.

On Tuesday, Maurice Scott and his brother, Michael Sheriff Scott, 18, of the Bronx, N.Y., each were charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, first- and second-degree assault, and three handgun violations, police said.

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Those charges stemmed from allegations made by a 15-year-old girl who told police she was forced at gunpoint into a trash bin behind the South End Shopping Center Monday night and threatened with death, police said.

The girl told police she believes Maurice Scott thought she was involved in a break-in of his home and theft of $400, police said.

She was finally let out of the trash bin but alleged that she was held for a time at Maurice Scott's Oak Ridge Drive apartment, police said.

Later Monday night, the Scotts, the 15-year-old girl and an unidentified person were involved in the incident on Snyder Avenue, police alleged.

In that incident, the victims, Krystal Mae Meihls, 20, and Sarah Ann Michael, 18, addresses unknown, contacted the Washington County Sheriff's Department and gave deputies descriptions of a vehicle and several occupants who were involved in a shooting incident.

No one was injured.

At 9:46 p.m., a vehicle containing the two Scotts, the 15-year-old girl and the fourth person was located at the intersection of Claire Street and South Burhans Boulevard.

No weapons were found in the vehicle, police said.

Maurice Scott was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $501,000 bond Tuesday evening and Michael Scott was being held on $250,000 bond.

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