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Authorities scour Halfway, North End in manhunt

November 19, 2000

Authorities scour Halfway, North End in manhunt



HALFWAY - Local and state authorities scoured Halfway and Hagerstown's South End for a man who allegedly assaulted two officers and fled while being arrested Sunday morning.

Washington County Sheriff's deputies Jeff Cooper and Mike Palladino said they pulled over a vehicle at 12:36 a.m. at Burnside Avenue and Timber Lane for an improperly mounted rear license plate.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies found a metal drug pipe and a small straw with reside of white powder in the female driver's purse. The woman was taken into custody.

When police questioned a male passenger he initially gave a false name. He was eventually determined to be wanted on a child support warrant, traffic charges and several failure to appear warrants, deputies said.

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While being arrested, the man punched both deputies in the face. Deputies pepper-sprayed him and were able to place one of his hands in a handcuff before he broke loose and fled.

Washington County Sheriffs' deputies were assisted by Hagerstown City Police and Maryland State Police air and K-9 units in searching for the man.

Deputies said the man was found hiding in a wooded area to the rear of Court 1 in Noland Village.

Donald Elwood Tabler III, 32, of Potomac Hills, Falling Waters, W.Va., was charged with hindering a police officer, resisting arrest, two counts of second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property less than $500.

Deputies charged Sheila Kay Armstrong, 39, of Rt. 1 Box 110, Falling Waters, W.Va., with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, and two counts of drug paraphernalia.

Tabler complained of chest pains and was taken to Washington County Hospital, deputies said. A hospital spokeswoman said Tabler had been admitted but no condition report was available Sunday evening.

Deputies were unsure if Armstrong had posted bond or was still being held.

Cooper and Palladino were treated for minor injuries at the scene by Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway.

- Kimberly Yakowski

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