Machete attack leads to charges

January 05, 1999|By MARLO BARNHART

A Christmas Day machete attack has led to charges against a Hagerstown man.

Price Similien, 47, of 930B Lanvale St., was being held Monday at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond.

Charges include first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure, according to court records.

Hagerstown City Police contacted the victim, David Lee Moore, on the afternoon of Dec. 25 after receiving a complaint about Similien's alleged activities earlier in the day.


Moore told Officer Chad Woodring that around noon on Christmas Day, Similien had driven by the 40 E. Washington St. apartment of a former girlfriend, Brenda Kay Turner.

According to court records, Moore - Turner's current boyfriend - was outside that residence when Similien drove by.

Similien came back around the block, stopped at the apartment and got out of his vehicle, "running his mouth," according to court records.

Moore told police he and Similien were arguing when Moore turned his back to look at Turner, court records said.

It was then that the other man allegedly pulled a machete out of the trunk of his vehicle and began running toward Moore, court records said.

Turner warned him and Moore turned around, avoiding Similien as he swung the machete, court records said.

Similien returned to his vehicle and drove away, court records said.

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