Bond reviews

August 04, 2003|by GREGORY T. SIMMONS

District Judge Ralph H. France set the following bonds during bail review hearings Friday in Washington County District Court:

  • Dustin Eugene Slavens, 17, of 111 Elizabeth Street, Hagerstown, was charged Thursday with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of second-degree assault. He remained held on $500,000 bond.

    He was accused of choking his brother, Colten Slavens, 20, and then stabbing him in the torso and shoulder after an argument over a video game at their home. He was also accused of striking his mother with a candlestick holder.

  • Robin Eugene Lewis, 36, whose address was listed on an arrest warrant as 13122 Brandenburg Hollow Road, Smithsburg, was charged in an April warrant with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, false imprisonment and reckless endangerment. He remained held on $200,000.

    In the warrant, Lewis was accused of robbing the Michaels Arts and Crafts store on Cole Road near Hagerstown with a toy gun on April 2. He also allegedly bound a store manager with duct tape.


Lewis also has been charged in Frederick County, Md., and Sussex County, Del., in connection with allegations he hid in his former roommate's attic in Frederick, then stole the roommate's sport utility vehicle and used his name as an alias before he was caught in Rehoboth Beach, Del., last week.

  • Paul Warren Melby, 50, of 17703 Meadowood Drive, Hagerstown, was charged Thursday with assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping, resisting arrest, obstructing a police investigation and numerous traffic violations, including driving under the influence. He remained held on $50,000.

    Melby allegedly forced his wife into his car Thursday, then drove onto Interstate-81 and struck a guardrail. He allegedly punched his wife before she escaped at a convenience store on Maugans Avenue.

    When deputies pulled him over, he allegedly refused a roadside sobriety test and was combative.

  • Jerome Acree, 41, of 907 Guilford Ave., Hagerstown, was charged Thursday with distribution of a noncontrolled dangerous substance. He remained held on $10, 000.

    Acree allegedly sold fake drugs to an undercover informant in Hagerstown on Thursday night.

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