Woman given suspended sentence in attack
A Hagerstown woman who cursed, threatened and pointed a rifle at police and juvenile authorities last September was given a five-year suspended prison sentence Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court.
After hearing the description of Loretta Pompell's behavior on Sept. 25, 1997, Judge Kennedy Boone asked her if she was drinking alcohol at the time.
Pompell, 40, said no. "I just went crazy that day," she said.
In exchange for a guilty plea to second-degree assault, a charge of first-degree assault was dismissed.
Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Arthur Rozes said Hagerstown City Police accompanied Department of Juvenile Services caseworkers to Pompell's 344 South St. home to serve a juvenile petition on one of her sons and remove him from the home.