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April 22, 1999

ADAMSTOWN, Md. - A Maryland State Police trooper shot a Frederick County man after a traffic stop and subsequent confrontation Wednesday. Police said the man waved a knife at a Frederick County deputy and later pointed a shotgun at the trooper.

Michael W. More, 45, of Mt. Ephraim Road, was in critical condition and under police guard this morning at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Deputy Thomas Henry said he stopped More for speeding on Park Mills Road at 5:40 p.m. and smelled alcohol when he approached the vehicle. He said More got out of his truck, swung a hunting knife at him and then fled.

Henry chased More to his home and called for backup. More came out of the house with a loaded shotgun and pointed it at Trooper Patrick L. Morris, who then fired a buckshot round from a 12-gauge shotgun, striking More in the right side, officers said.

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More was flown to Shock Trauma for treatment.

Morris was placed on administrative duty pending investigation.




Two cars sustained minor damage in a collision at the intersection of Franklin Street and Burhans Boulevard on Thursday evening, according to Hagerstown City Police.

No one was injured in the 7:30 p.m. accident, police said.

Additional information was unavailable this morning.




FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick woman was charged with arranging to sell crack cocaine to members of the Frederick Police Department Tactical Unit on Wednesday.

The incident took place at the corner of West All Saints Street and South Market Street, police said.

April Michelle Disney, 19, of Logan Street, was charged with possession and distribution of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Disney was being held this morning at the Frederick County Detention Center on $15,000 bond.




HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - A Hedgesville woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a pair of accidents within 10 minutes of each other on W.Va. 9 in Hedgesville, police said.

Linda Sue DeHaven, 37, was charged with driving under the influence after she registered twice the legal limit of .10 on a Breathalyzer, according to West Virginia State Police.

Police said the first accident happened shortly after 4:10 p.m. when a Hedgesville man said a woman ran her 1983 Mercury Grand Marquis into the back of his car while he was stopped at a light at W.Va. 9 and W.Va. 901.

The Grand Marquis continued east on W.Va. 9 for about two miles, made a U-turn in a parking lot, then ran into a van, according to police.

A 9-year-old Martinsburg boy in the van was treated at the scene for a cut on the left hand, police said.

Police said both vehicles had to be towed from the scene of the second accident.

DeHaven was charged with driving under the influence causing injury, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, failure to maintain control and failure to yield the right-of-way, police said.

She wasn't returned to the Eastern Regional Jail after her arraignment in Berkeley County Magistrate Court late Wednesday, jail officials said this morning.




CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A robber who used a female accomplice in distress to lure his victim is being sought after taking money and forcing the victim to drive him to a bank parking lot.

The 24-year-old victim told Pennsylvania State Police he pulled over on U.S. 11 around 5:30 a.m. to help a woman who standing next to a Ford Bronco with the hood up.

At that time, a light-skinned black man in his early 20s pulled a semi-automatic pistol on the victim and took his money before forcing him to drive the robber to a bank lot in Zullinger, Pa.

There the robber got out and left the victim unharmed.




FREDERICK, Md. - Warrants have been issued for two men in connection with an April 9 shooting in the 100 block of West All Saints Street, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Anthony Quvalas Cowan, 24, 5 feet 8 inches tall, black hair, brown eyes, last known address in Suitland, Md.

He is charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, two handgun violations and two conspiracy charges, police said.

John Linwood Hall, also known as Charley Hall, is 19, 6 feet tall, 175 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, last known address 400 block of W. South St.

Hall is facing both conspiracy to commit attempted first degree murder charges as well as conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, police said.




CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Charles Town man has been indicted on a charge of driving under the influence causing death in a car accident last summer.

The charge against Obie Leon Wines, 31, of Route 4, stems from an Aug. 5, 1998, accident that claimed the life of a passenger in his car.

A conviction on the charge carries a maximum prison term of 10 years and a fine of up to $3,000, according to Jefferson County Circuit Court documents.

Wines was driving a 1986 Dodge Lancer south on Bloomery Road when the car went off the left side of the road and struck a tree, according to Sheriff's Deputy Bobby Shirley.

Wines' car traveled another 50 feet and struck another tree.

A passenger in the car, Herbert Glenn Dodson, no age or address available, died in the crash, Shirley said.

Wines was given three field sobriety tests.

A test on Wines indicated a blood alcohol level of .19 percent, according to allegations contained in court records. The legal limit is .10 percent.

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