Man to face trial in assault, weapons case
Washington County District Court Judge Ralph H. France II found probable cause to send to Circuit Court the case against a Hagerstown man charged with assault and weapons charges, court records say.
France found probable cause during a Tuesday preliminary hearing for Terry Brian Swope, 17, of 309 Fridinger Ave.
Swope is charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a short-barreled shotgun and possession of a firearm by a person younger than 21 in connection with incidents on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4, records say.
Police allege Swope brandished a knife and made slashing motions toward Donald J. Barnhart during an Oct. 4 argument just before noon, near the Fridinger Avenue residence. Barnhart told investigators he then left the area instead of fighting, police said.
Police allege Swope crossed paths with Barnhart again later and displayed a sawed-off shotgun.