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Wanted city man arrested in Va.

August 04, 2004|by JULIE E. GREENE

A Hagerstown man wanted in connection with a Hagerstown stabbing about a month ago was taken into custody on unrelated charges in Virginia, the Hagerstown Police Department said.

Dustin Lee Thomas, 21, whose last known address was in the first block of East Lee Street, was charged with felony shoplifting by the Winchester (Va.) Police Department, an official in the police department's records department said.

Items valued at more than $200 were taken from the Target on Saturday, according to the records department.

In Hagerstown, Thomas was wanted on separate arrest warrants issued on July 1 and July 7.

Thomas was charged in a July 1 warrant with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, attempted armed robbery, attempted robbery, use of a deadly weapon with the intent to injure, reckless endangerment and attempted theft in connection with a stabbing on July 1, Hagerstown Police said.

Police said Dustin Joseph Patterson, 18, was treated for a stab wound to his lower left back at Washington County Hospital on July 1. Patterson was stabbed when two men, one of whom demanded money, approached him behind 56 Antietam St.

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In the July 7 warrant, Thomas was charged with theft scheme and three counts of theft, police said.

Police said it was not known when Thomas would be extradited.

Thomas was being held without bond Tuesday at the Clarke-Fauquier-Frederick-Winchester Regional Adult Detention Center, a jail official said.

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