Police log for 2/5

February 05, 2003

Man wanted by city police on drug warrants

Hagerstown City Police were on the lookout for Arthur Lee Broadnax III, for whom they have warrants charging him with drug charges.

Broadnax, 28, is described as a black male, 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 213 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address is 1052B Noland Drive, Hagerstown.

His street name is "Poo," police said.

Broadnax is charged in the warrants with two counts of distribution of cocaine, and one count each of conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine, police said.

Anyone with information on Broadnax's whereabouts may call 301-790-3700 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.

Two facing drug charges still in custody

Two people arrested for allegedly selling illegal drugs last Friday within sight of the Hagerstown Police Department headquarters were still being held on bond at the Washington County Detention Center Tuesday.


Karen Sue Perry, 30, of 137 N. Franklin St., Chambersburg, Pa., was being held on $65,000 bond, jail officials said Tuesday.

Bond for Kiall Llewellyn, 19, of 412 Reynolds Ave., Hagerstown, was $75,000.

Both are charged with distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, said Sgt. Curt Wood of the street crimes unit.

The two were charged after cocaine was sold to a confidential informant at Burhans Plaza on Jan. 31, police alleged.

Blaze destroys mobile home in Berkeley County

TOMAHAWK, W.Va. - No people were injured in a fire that destroyed a mobile home off Tomahawk Run Road in Berkeley County Tuesday evening, according to fire officials.

A neighbor reported the fire around 5:30 p.m. and tried to put it out with a garden hose, according to initial reports.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze in 25 to 30 minutes, said Chief Brett Minnick of the Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Department.

A dog inside the home died, he said.

Minnick said the cause of the fire was electrical. It started between a bedroom and the single-wide trailer's living room, he said.

Minnick gave an estimate of the damage as $15,000 to $20,000.

Pa. man charged with indecent assault

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A Mercersburg man has been charged with indecent assault and corruption of a minor in a case involving a 12-year-old girl, according to charging documents in District Justice David Hawbaker's office Tuesday.

William Meketa, 45, of 41 Linden Ave., is accused of entering the girl's bedroom on Jan. 8 while she was sleeping and fondling her breast, according to allegations in charging documents.

The girl identified Meketa for police, court records said.

Meketa was arraigned before Hawbaker Monday and released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 4 in Central Court in Chambersburg.

W.Va. man enters guilty plea to drug charge

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Hedgesville, W.Va., man's guilty plea last week in U.S. District Court to a drug charge could result in a prison term of between five and 40 years and a $2 million fine.

Christopher Shade, 21, who is in federal custody, pleaded guilty Jan. 29 to one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine in Martinsburg last July, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas Johnston.

The case involving Shade was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.

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