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Judge orders man held in city stabbing

April 08, 2004|by PEPPER BALLARD

pepperb@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN - A judge sitting in Washington County District Court on Wednesday said he found "more than abundant evidence" to keep in jail a Hagerstown man charged in connection with a March 9 stabbing.

In a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Allegany County District Court Judge Edward A. Malloy Jr., sitting in Washington County, said bond would remain at $750,000 for Teeshi Davis, 18, who is charged in a March 9 stabbing near 62 E. Franklin St. that sent a man to the hospital with two stab wounds.

Davis' case was forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court.

Davis, of 1004H Noland Drive, is charged with one count each of attempted second-degree murder, attempted robbery, attempted robbery with a dangerous and deadly weapon, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, wearing and carrying a deadly weapon with the intent to injure and attempted theft, police said.

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Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Viki Pauler called Hagerstown Police Department Detective Patricia Moulton to the witness stand to testify about the investigation.

Moulton said that shortly before noon on March 9, police went to East Franklin Street to investigate a reported stabbing. She said witnesses said a man standing in front of City Styles at 61. E. Franklin St. was stabbed by another man, and both fled the area.

After Washington County Hospital notified police that Tayvonne J. Roman, 23, arrived there with stab wounds, police went to the hospital to interview the victim.

Moulton said Roman had "a large slice on the top of his skull" and "a four-inch, gaping wound to the upper left portion of his abdomen."

Officers found a man driving a car that matched witness descriptions, she said.

Moulton testified that Roman said he was on his way to buy clothes at City Styles when he felt someone sticking something in his side. Moulton said Roman believed he was being robbed of his gold chain and money by someone with a handgun, but discovered the weapon was a knife.

As Roman tried to run from his attacker, he tripped into the path of traffic and then was stabbed in the head as he tried to fend off the attack, Moulton said.

Roman described his assailant as having a teardrop tattoo on his cheek, Moulton said. After police found Davis in the car, they took him to the hospital and Roman identified him as his attacker, she said.

She said police also took Davis to Franklin Street, where witnesses also positively identified the man as the attacker.

Moulton said Davis was taken to police headquarters and interviewed.

"Davis advised me he did stab the victim with a blade of glass," Moulton said.

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