Advertisement

Man who threatened cop is fined, gets probation

March 06, 2001

Man who threatened cop is fined, gets probation



A Hagerstown man who threatened a police officer who was sent to quell a domestic dispute last November was given a 60-day suspended jail sentence for disorderly conduct Monday in Washington County Circuit Court.

Scott Dewayne Troup, 32, of 112 E. Washington St., was fined $55 and placed on probation for three years by Judge Kennedy Boone.

According to Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Steve Kessell, Hagerstown City Police responded to Troup's apartment on Nov. 4 at 8:10 p.m. on a complaint from his live-in girlfriend.

Police arrived and found the girlfriend outside the apartment that she shared with Troup. She told police he had locked her out during an argument.

Advertisement

The officers forced entry into the apartment to allow the girlfriend to get her shoes. Once the door was open, Troup raised his right hand as if he had a weapon, Kessell said.

The officers grabbed his hand, threw him out the door and handcuffed him. He was charged with disorderly conduct.

A search after his arrest turned up a baggie of marijuana and Troup was also charged with possession of the illegal drug.

That charge was placed on an inactive docket Monday in exchange for the plea.

- Marlo Barnhart

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|