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Man charged with carjacking, assault

October 22, 2003|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

shappell@herald-mail.com

Police on Tuesday arrested a Hagerstown man in connection with the carjacking and kidnapping of a woman Monday.

Hagerstown City Police arrested Harold R. Bean Jr. at a residence in the 400 block of North Prospect Street at approximately 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police allege Bean forced his way into a woman's vehicle at approximately 2 p.m. Monday in a Dual Highway parking lot.

The woman told police a man held her at knife point, forced her to drive to a supermarket for the purpose of cashing a personal check and stole the money from the check, police said.

Police spokesmen from the Uniform Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigation Unit could not be reached for further comment on the arrest or the investigation Tueday.

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Police said Bean was charged with one count each of armed carjacking, carjacking, kidnapping, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon, theft, false imprisonment and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure.

Court records say the incident occurred inside the woman's red Ford Mustang, which was parked at the Ames Shopping Center.

Records did not specify the amount of money taken from the woman, but said it was less than $500.

Bean was being held Tuesday evening at the Washington County Detention Center on $200,000 bond, according to a detention center spokesman.

Bean's preliminary hearing was tentatively scheduled for Nov. 18 in Washington County District Court.

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