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Police log

September 28, 2000

Police log



North High student cut in school fight


A North Hagerstown High School student was cut on his index finger during a fight with another student at the school Wednesday afternoon, according to Principal Dave Reeder.

He said the two male students were caught fighting in the halls between class periods.

One of the students pulled out a knife during the fight but it wasn't clear Wednesday which student had been cut.

The injured student was taken to Washington County Hospital and his index finger was stitched, he said.

Teachers and other students broke up the brief fight, he said.

Reeder said the dispute was "something that was brewing a long time, that came off the street and into the school."

Both juveniles were suspended while school officials and Hagerstown City Police investigate, according to Reeder.

"It is the school's policy to call police whenever there's a fight where blood's drawn," said Reeder.

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He said he was not aware of any previous physical fights involving the two students.

The knife used in the fight has not been found, he said.

When asked Wednesday, Hagerstown City Police said they had no knowledge of the incident.

Pa. man faces assault charges


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police have filed aggravated assault and other charges against an Orrstown, Pa., man who they alleged fought with Franklin County Sheriff's deputies during a court appearance last week.

Cory McCartney, 22, also was charged with institutional vandalism and disorderly conduct, police said. He was arraigned on the charges before District Justice Gary L. Carter and jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Police said McCartney was before Court of Common Pleas Judge John R. Walker on Wednesday, Sep. 20, to be sentenced for violating a protection from abuse order. After Walker sentenced him to 180 days in jail, police alleged McCartney began using profanity.

Walker ordered McCartney, who was already in custody, removed from the courtroom. The report alleged he slammed his handcuffed hands onto the defense table, gouging the table top.

"When Deputy Randy Stroble approached McCartney he was struck," the police report alleged. Two other deputies and a state trooper in the courtroom helped subdue McCartney, Sheriff Robert Wollyung said.

Stroble "took a glancing blow on the chin," Wollyung said. The deputy did not need medical treatment, he said.

Hagerstown man charged with assault


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Hagerstown man was charged with aggravated assault after an incident Monday morning on Interstate 81 in Antrim Township.

The police report said Shepperd Anderson, 24, was also charged with simple assault and making terroristic threats. He was arraigned before District Justice Shirley Shatzer and jailed in Franklin County Prison.

A prison official said Wednesday that Shepperd has since been released.

Police alleged Anderson drove two women, Charlotte Line, 18, and Kristie Matthews, 21, both of Hagerstown, from Maryland to Pennsylvania.

Police alleged he pulled a knife on the women and threatened to kill them.

The report said Matthews jumped from the vehicle near Exit 3 at Greencastle and Anderson allegedly tried to stop her by accelerating as she was getting out. Police said she had minor injuries.

The report said police were continuing to investigate.

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