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September 01, 2004|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

Charge dropped in liquor store robbery


The most serious charge against a Hagerstown man arrested in connection with an Aug. 2 liquor store robbery was dismissed during a preliminary hearing Tuesday, court records say.

Records say Washington County District Judge Ralph H. France II dismissed a charge of armed robbery against Jacob D. Noland, 51, of 721 Georgia Ave. France found probable cause against Noland on one count each of robbery, second-degree assault and theft less than $500.

The Hagerstown Police Department said a man showed a plastic gun at Potomac Liquors on South Potomac Street on Aug. 2, pointed the gun at the clerk and fled after taking four bags of money from behind the counter. Police allege officers found Noland within a few blocks of the liquor store and charged him.




Man faces several sex offense charges


Washington County District Judge Ralph H. France II found probable cause on all counts against a Washington County man charged with engaging in inappropriate sexual activity with two juveniles, court records say.

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The 27-year-old man, who lives east of Hagerstown, sexually abused two children that were members of his household, court records say. Records say one of the victims was a 7-year-old girl.

He is charged with two counts each of second-degree assault, third- and fourth-degree sex offense, second-degree child abuse and contributing to the condition of a child, according to records.




Man faces assault, handgun charges


Washington County District Judge Ralph H. France II found probable cause on all counts against a man charged in an Aug. 1 incident in the 300 block of North Locust Street in Hagerstown, court records say.

Justin Eugene Taylor, 19, no fixed address, is charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of handgun in commission of a violent crime and unlawful possession of a handgun, according to records.

Police allege Taylor brandished a handgun, demanded money and pushed Chrissa Staley.

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