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Two remain jailed in stabbing death

February 21, 2000|By MARLO BARNHART

Two Hagerstown brothers remained behind bars Monday after a Saturday night stabbing that left one man dead and another injured, authorities said.

Arismende Villaman, 18, of 17940 West Oak Ridge Drive, was charged Sunday with second-degree murder after Gordon Lynn Moats died of wounds following a 10 p.m. stabbing Saturday in a parking lot adjacent to Fun World and Long Meadow Bowl, Hagerstown City Police said.

Moats, 22, of 15661 Clear Spring Road, Williamsport, died at Washington County Hospital at about 6 a.m. Sunday.

Ralph Curtis Myers, 22, of 541 Salem Ave., remained hospitalized in serious condition Monday night, hospital officials said.

Erik Villaman, 19, also of 17940 West Oak Ridge Drive, was charged with assault with intent to murder in the stabbing of Myers, police Sgt. Dennis Ballam said.

The incident began in a parking lot adjacent to Fun World and Long Meadow Bowl and spread into the Long Meadow Shopping Center parking lot on Leitersburg Pike, police said.

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Arismende Villaman and Erik Villaman also were each charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, police said.

Both were being held Monday night on $175,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center. Because Monday was Presidents Day, bond reviews for the brothers were to be held today.

Frederick Elbert Miles IV, 31, of Funkstown, was charged with first-degree assault against Erik Villaman, police said. He was released after posting bond, jail officials said Monday.

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