Man gets home detention for injuring ex-girlfriend

February 10, 1999|By MARLO BARNHART

The Hagerstown man who held police at bay in his West End neighborhood last July following a domestic dispute with his former girlfriend was sentenced to spend one year on home detention on Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court.

Timothy W. Corbiser, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree assault that sent Stacey Marie Miller to the hospital after he threw a drinking glass and hit her in the head.

"My 2-year-old daughter was between us when he threw that glass," Miller told Circuit Judge Kennedy Boone. "He shouldn't get away with it."

She said that on Aug. 9, Corbiser went to her house in violation of a protective order she obtained after the glass incident.


Court records indicated Corbiser received a 45-day suspended sentence in Washington County District Court for violation of that order.

Boone said Corbiser put himself in the hospital for a week afterward and then committed himself to the Finan Center in Cumberland for 30 days.

"I want to keep him working and in treatment," Boone said.

Boone sentenced Corbiser to five years in prison, and suspended all but the one year of home detention.

On July 31, police converged on the 86 Park Ave. home that Corbiser and Miller shared after she told them of the assault from the hospital.

Corbiser emerged at 2:50 p.m., and surrendered to nearly a dozen uniformed city and county officers who minutes earlier had heard a shot fired inside the house, police reports said.

Three guns were found in the house, including two long guns and a 9mm pistol, believed to be the weapon that fired the shot, police said.

A charge of firing a weapon within city limits was dropped in exchange for Tuesday's plea.

"He takes full responsibility for his actions," said defense attorney Mark Brugh.

Corbiser apologized in a brief statement.

In an unrelated misdemeanor theft incident involving the theft of two tires from Sam's Club last April 11, Boone imposed an 18-month sentence against Corbiser and suspended it.

Probation was for two years in both cases.

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