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February 02, 2000

Police: Man slashes himself in standoff

PINESBURG - What started out as a report of a domestic dispute with Washington County Sheriff's deputies checking on the well-being of a woman late Monday turned into a barricade situation that ended with a man slashing himself.

Sgt. Mark Knight said deputies were called to a home in the 15100 block of Clear Spring Road to check on a woman who might have been involved in a domestic situation at her home.

When deputies arrived, Debra Kay Grubbs, 42, became disorderly and pushed Deputy Richard Peacock, deputies alleged. She was later charged with second-degree assault and hindering, according to deputies.


She was held overnight and released on bond Tuesday, deputies said.

A short time later, her ex-boyfriend, Robert A. Wolfe, 32, of Williamsport, came out on the porch with a knife and "began carving himself up," Knight said.

"He cut his neck several times and then stabbed himself in the chest," Knight said.

A quick-response team was summoned to the scene and rushed the house shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday. Wolfe was found inside on the floor and was taken to Washington County Hospital, Knight said.

His condition was listed as fair Tuesday evening, a hospital spokesman said.

W.Va. man charged with crash, fleeing

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged with colliding with another car and trying to flee Berkeley County sheriff's deputies Sunday, authorities said Monday.

Kevin Wayne Huff, 30, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, running a red light, driving on a license that was revoked for DUI, failure to maintain control of the car and two counts of driving too fast for road conditions.

"It was snowing real hard and the roads were covered," said Deputy R.L. Gardner, who apprehended Huff after a half-mile chase.

A black Mitsubishi Eclipse collided with another car at about 11:20 a.m. on Douglas Grove Road, Gardner said.

Gardner estimated the other car sustained close to $1,000 worth of damage.

When Gardner spotted the Eclipse and tried to pull it over, it sped away, he alleged.

"He fled from us and wrecked again," Gardner said.

The car ended up crashing near Royal Crest Estates on W.Va. 9, Gardner said.

Two arrested on theft, drug charges

WILLIAMSPORT - A woman was in custody and a man was released on bond after Maryland State Police alleged they found a stolen night-vision scope and drugs Monday evening.

The Hagerstown barracks received a tip from West Virginia State Police that someone in a light blue Chevrolet Cavalier with West Virginia registration would be at the Sheetz store in Halfway attempting to sell stolen property and drugs, Maryland State Police said.

Officers pulled over a car fitting the description on U.S. 11 at Tammany Lane and searched it around 6:45 p.m.

Police alleged they found a stolen night-vision scope in the car and then searched the driver and passenger. They alleged they found drugs on both.

Afterward, police executed a search warrant at their Hagerstown home and alleged they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

John C. Foster, 23, and Ileana Santiago, 21, both of 37 N. Locust St., were each charged with theft, possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drugs with intent to distribute.

Foster was released on $60,000 bond.

Santiago was being held on $20,000 bond Tuesday evening.

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