Williams told police he was inside a bar and was approached by a group of three men. Williams told officers that one of the men struck him with the barrel of a handgun and said he would kill him, police said. Williams was knocked to the ground, and one of the men took money from his wallet, police said.
Police ask that anyone with information about the incident call investigators at 301-790-3700, ext. 234.
Man charged with DUI following crash
A Frederick County man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and other charges following an accident on U.S. 340 early Thursday, Maryland State Police said.
Jeffrey William Quesenberry, 42, of 19 Peach Orchard Court in Brunswick, Md., was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, fleeing the scene of a collision, driving on a revoked license, driving on a suspended license and negligent driving in connection with the 1:05 a.m. accident.
Police said Quesenberry was driving a 1994 Toyota truck west on U.S. 340 when he lost control of the vehicle on a curve. The truck struck the center curb and traveled across eastbound lanes, striking the bridge wall over Israel Creek before coming to rest.
Witnesses helped Quesenberry out of the truck and saw he was bleeding from his forehead, but he left the scene before police arrived. Police found him at his home later Thursday.
Quesenberry was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $50,000 bond, a detention center spokesman said.
Two face drug and alcohol charges
The Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested two Hagerstown men Thursday in connection with alcohol and drug possession in a county park.
Deputies said they charged Sharew Hailu, 19, of 740 Westwood Drive, and John Pascual, 19, of 5 Bittersweet Drive, with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of alcohol by a minor under 21.
An officer with the Washington County Narcotics Task Force observed the two in possession of a bag of marijuana and a six-pack of beer Thursday at 2 p.m. in the area of Black Rock county park, deputies alleged. Deputies allege Hailu presented authorities with his brother's driver's license. Deputies also charged Hailu with fraud/assuming identity of another to avoid prosecution.
Unhitched equipment causes power outage
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A large piece of farm equipment being towed through the borough Thursday morning came unhitched and damaged utility poles, knocking out power to the Franklin County Administration Annex and two other buildings, according to county and borough officials.
The accident occurred at about 9 a.m. and left the 200 block of North Second Street closed north of the King Street intersection throughout the day while the utility poles were being replaced, Assistant Borough Manager David Finch said.
The street reopened at 7:21 p.m., according to the Franklin County Emergency Communications Center.
The piece of equipment was being towed north on North Second Street when it came loose, ran onto the sidewalk and struck the utilities poles, according to Assistant County Administrator Kelly Livermore.
"Two of the wooden poles, one with a transformer on it, were damaged," she said.
Finch said a gas station and apartment building across the street from the annex also were without power.
Livermore said county employees were allowed to leave the annex at 10:30 a.m. and report back at 1:30 p.m. Power was not restored by that time, however, and the employees were told to go home for the rest of the day.
Power was restored to the annex at 2:25 p.m., Livermore said.
As of 5 p.m. Thursday, Finch said power to the other two buildings had not been restored.
Two men arrested after brief standoff
FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office arrested two Frederick residents on two outstanding warrants Tuesday morning after a brief standoff.
Deputies said they served warrants charging Tiffany J. McClellan and Joseph F. Carter, both of 111 W. Fifth St., with theft over $500 in Frederick County. Deputies said they also charged Carter with resisting arrest.
The two were arrested at the residence at 8 a.m., nearly 21/2 hours after authorities arrived at the scene, deputies said. Deputies alleged that the two initially refused to leave the home.
The incident was resolved peacefully, according to deputies.
Carter was being held Thursday at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on $10,000 bond, according to a detention center spokesman. Information on McClellan's bail amount and status was unavailable Thursday evening, the spokesman said.