Alleged shooter extradited

October 24, 2003|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

A man charged in connection with a Noland Village shooting last summer was in custody in Washington County after his extradition from New York on Wednesday.

Hagerstown City Police said Tariq D. Small, also known as Richard D. Small and "R-Dot," was in the Washington County Detention Center on charges stemming from a June 19 altercation in Court 4 of the Noland Village housing development.

Small, 18, whose last known local address was 124 S. Prospect St., was being held Thursday night on $152,500 bond on three sets of charges, a detention center spokesman said.


Small was charged in an arrest warrant issued July 8 with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a handgun in a motor vehicle and wearing/carrying a handgun.

Police allege Small fired two shots from a handgun toward a group of men at approximately 7:30 p.m. on June 19. He then fled the area in a green sport utility vehicle, police said. No one was injured in the shooting, according to police.

In a separate incident, Small was charged on June 23 with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

A Washington County District Court bench warrant was issued May 14 charging Small with failing to appear for trial in connection with a failing to obey charge, according to police.

New York Police Department officers apprehended Small in Brooklyn in late August. They notified Hagerstown investigators of the arrest on Aug. 27.

Although Small waived an extradition hearing two days later, his return was delayed nearly two months.

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