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Parole violator gets 10 years

August 30, 2000

Parole violator gets 10 years



Jeremiah Daniel Benedict was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court after admitting he was in violation of probation on a 1998 second-degree assault.

Prison time continues to add up for the Hagerstown man who was sentenced three months ago to 10 years in prison for a 1999 attack in the Ames parking lot on Dual Highway.

"Enough is enough," said Circuit Judge Kennedy Boone as he imposed the maximum and consecutive sentence.

Benedict, 22, and formerly of the 200 block of Fairground Avenue, was given credit for 14 months already served for the crime.

On June 1, a jury convicted Benedict of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, according to court records.

Hagerstown City Police were called to the Ames parking lot at 12:29 a.m. Aug. 29, 1999 and found Shad Hugh Myers, then 19, of State Line, Pa., on the ground being tended by rescue personnel.

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Unable to speak and only semi-conscious, Myers had a wound on the back of his head that was bleeding.

Witnesses told police that earlier in the night a man got out of an older model Cadillac with temporary Pennsylvania tags, approached Myers and asked him, "Do you have a problem?"

The suspect reportedly punched Myers in the face with his fist, sending him to the pavement where he struck his head on the hard surface, court records said.

Myers was a patient at Washington County Hospital for about a week, court records said.

Police interviewed more witnesses who came forward and said the attacker was Jeremiah Benedict.

- Marlo Barnhart

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