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Police log 2/16

February 16, 2000

Fugitive who hid here caught in R.I.

A fugitive from Massachusetts who fled to Hagerstown last week was caught by authorities in Rhode Island on Monday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Marlon Booker, 29, of Attleboro, Mass., was wanted on a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, police said.

Police alleged he fled after an armed robbery attempt that ended up in the shooting death of an accomplice.

Authorities here were notified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that Booker might be headed to Hagerstown because his cousin lives here.

Last Wednesday, Hagerstown City Police, with the assistance of the Washington County Sheriff's Department, executed a search and seizure warrant at a Noland Drive apartment.

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Through their search and subsequent interviews, police determined Booker had been living at the apartment for about a week.

Charges against Booker include assault with intent to rob while armed, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, conspiracy to violate a controlled substance law and conspiracy to rob, police said.

Judge: 3 to be tried separately in Tenn.

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) - Three suspects accused of decapitating a Hagerstown man will be tried separately.

Timothy Creasy, Brian Justin and Courtney Smith are each being held on $500,000 on first-degree murder charges in the death of Paul Farrar of Hagerstown.

Circuit Judge C. Creed McGinley ruled Tuesday that they be tried separately.

Police say Farrar, 26, was stabbed to death Aug. 9. His body was found Aug. 14 in White Oak Creek by a fisherman. The head has never been found.

Evidence in the case includes a whiskey bottle and samurai sword.

Farrar had moved to Tennessee to live with an uncle.

Creasy survived a suicide attempt shortly after his arrest.

Va. man charged with stealing bonds

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Virginia man has been indicted on charges he stole 48 United Savings bonds, forged the owner's name, and cashed them.

Talbert DeHaven III, 22, of Stephens City, was indicted by a Berkeley County grand jury Tuesday on 96 counts of forgery and uttering.

County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely said DeHaven is also facing many related counts in Jefferson County and in Virginia.

The savings bonds were allegedly stolen from a Winchester, Va., man's house in September. The $100 bonds hadn't matured yet, so they were each worth about $93, Games-Neely said.

Most of them were cashed, she said.

Indictment handed down in abuse case

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was indicted Tuesday on charges that he sexually abused and assaulted his two stepdaughters.

The 37-year-old is facing seven counts. His name is being withheld to protect the identity of the girls.

Court records allege he forced one girl, who is now 10 years old, into sexual contact between 1997 and July 1999.

The indictment handed down Tuesday by a Berkeley County grand jury alleges the other girl, who is now 12, was also subjected to forcible sexual contact.

Memories in therapy result in sex charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 56-year-old man is facing 10 counts of sexual assault after his stepson recalled the incidents during therapy sessions, a prosecutor alleged.

The man was indicted by a Berkeley County grand jury Tuesday on five counts of second-degree sexual assault and five counts of sexual assault by a custodian, County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely said.

His name is being withheld to protect the identity of the stepson.

The stepson, who is now 21, was being treated for depression and remembered specific instances of sexual assault, she alleged.

The man is incarcerated in a Massachusetts prison on other sex charges, she said.

Police advise teen to get assault warrant

Hagerstown City Police have advised a 16-year-old boy to seek warrants against the girl who allegedly assaulted him outside the Washington County Free Library on Potomac Street on Monday around 3 p.m.

The teenager was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment of cuts on his head and was later released, according to hospital officials.

$600 worth of tools stolen from pickup

SHARPSBURG - About $600 worth of tools were stolen from a pickup truck parked at a Sharpsburg residence recently, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Deputies were called to the 17400 block of General Robert E. Lee Drive in Sharpsburg on Monday at 6:30 p.m. for a report of a theft from a vehicle owned by Marvin Owens Baer III, 24.

Baer told the deputies a black DeWalt plastic case containing a reciprocal saw and a drill were taken from his 1986 Ford pickup truck parked at his home.

The tools were taken between 2 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday, he said.

Pump taken from Boonsboro business

BOONSBORO - A trailer pump valued at $400 was stolen from a Boonsboro business last week, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

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