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'Road rage' case nets charge

July 23, 1999

MYERSVILLE, Md. - A Dalton, Wisc., man has been charged with assaulting a Hagerstown man on Wednesday during a case of "road rage," Maryland State Police said Friday.

Shawn D. Jerome, who was driving a tractor-trailer, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident, police said.

He was being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on Friday on $25,000 bond.

According to police, David J. Wolfe was headed west on Interstate 70 near Myersville at about 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday when he became involved in a dispute with the driver of a tractor-trailer in the other lane.

The two exchanged hand gestures and words. The tractor-trailer driver would not let Wolfe in front of his vehicle in a construction area, police said.

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The tractor-trailer struck Wolfe's vehicle in the rear and then failed to stop, police said.

Troopers from the Hagerstown barracks of the state police located the tractor-trailer after Wolfe reported the incident, authorities said.

Wolfe was hurt but declined medical treatment, police said.

Vehicles damaged by pellet gun

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - About 15 vehicles were vandalized in Martinsburg Friday morning, according to the Martinsburg Police Department.

The vehicles' windows were shot out with a pellet or BB gun, police said.

The majority of the incidents occurred in the western section of town, according to police.

Obscenities painted on house, cars

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Obscenities were painted on a woman's house and cars overnight on Thursday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Obscene words were painted with green spray paint on the house, at 5594 Roxbury Road. A vehicle parked outside the house and another in the garage also were spray painted, police said.

The vandalism occurred between 10 p.m. Thursday night and 5 a.m. Friday morning, according to police.

Man charged with rape, assault

MONROVIA, Md. - A Frederick County, Md., man was charged Friday with raping a 16-year-old girl, Maryland State Police said.

Curtis Wade Munday, 18, of 3989 Farm Lane, was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree assault and telephone misuse, police said.

He was jailed on $50,000 bond, authorities said.

The attacker forced the Walkersville, Md., girl to have sex on July 14. He also has allegedly made annoying phone calls to her home since the attack, police said.

County man charged with drug violations

A Washington County man was charged with drug violations after a sheriff's deputy recognized him at the Food Lion on Virginia Avenue, authorities said.

Timothy Andrew Ausherman, 36, was charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

Deputy Mark Price spotted him at about 3:45 p.m. A warrant for his arrest had been issued because he failed to appear in Washington County Circuit Court, deputies said.

Price discovered suspected crack cocaine in his pants pocket and from inside a baseball cap, deputies said.

Ausherman was being held Friday night at the Washington County Detention Center on $5,000 bond. His bond on the failure-to-appear charge was $1,310.

Juvenile charged with arson

FREDERICK, Md. - A juvenile has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that damaged a city housing complex on Friday, according to the state fire marshal's office.

The fire, which broke out at about 12:45 p.m., caused about $3,000 damage to a three-story building in the John Hanson Apartment complex, fire marshals said.

No one was injured.

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