Court briefs

September 17, 2004

Stabbing case is forwarded

The case against a Hagerstown man charged with stabbing his parents was forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court Thursday, court records state.

Washington County District Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr., at a preliminary hearing, found probable cause to advance the case against Douglas S. Morgan, 55, of 809 Florida Ave., according to court records.

Morgan is charged with one count each of attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault and two counts each of reckless endangerment and second-degree assault.

Police and emergency personnel went to 809 Florida Ave., at about 9:34 a.m., on Aug. 1 for reports of a stabbing.


Morgan's father, Sherman L. Morgan, was stabbed multiple times and his mother, Ruth E. Morgan, was stabbed once on the hand, records say.

W.Va. man waives right to hearing

A Falling Waters, W.Va. man charged in connection with an assault following an auction waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday before Washington County District Judge M. Kenneth Long, Jr., court records state.

The case was forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court.

Daniel D. Cammer, 48, of 3223 Grade Road, is charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure, and disorderly conduct, according to court records.

He was charged in connection with an incident reported at about noon on Aug. 14 at the Md. 65 Flea & Farmer's Market near Boonsboro, records state. Witnesses alleged to police that they saw Cammer drive his vehicle between rows of auction goods toward Dennis Grove, according to records.

Police allege Cammer struck Grove on the wrist with the mirror of the vehicle. They allege he then got out of the vehicle and wrestled with and stabbed Grove with an ice pick.

Police said Grove sustained a puncture wound to his left upper thigh/hip area.

Grove told police that he and Cammer had been bidding against each other for an item earlier in the day, records state.

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