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November 02, 2004

Man charged with brandishing a gun


A Hagerstown man has been charged with brandishing a gun during the Alsatia Mummers' Parade in Hagerstown Saturday, according to court records.

Washington County District Judge Ralph H. France II set bond at $250,000 for William A. Jones, 20, of 148 E. Franklin St., during a hearing Monday, records state.

Jones is charged with three counts of second-degree assault and one count each of reckless endangerment, handgun on person, concealing a deadly weapon, possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure and resisting arrest, records state.

The Hagerstown Police Department alleges Jones bumped into a police officer in the first block of North Potomac Street at about 8 p.m. Saturday. Moments later, after an officer showed him a badge, Jones pulled out a .40-caliber handgun, police allege.

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Sgt. Curtis Wood and detectives Tammy Jurado and Steve Hoover wrestled Jones to the ground while he was holding the gun, police said. Police said a crowd of people were in the area as part of the parade festivities at the time of the incident.

Jones was being held at the Washington County Detention Center Monday, a detention center spokeswoman said.




Man charged with assault of girlfriend


A Robinwood Court resident has been charged in connection with an assault on his girlfriend last month, according to court records.

Washington County District Judge Ralph H. France II set bond at $175,000 for Kevin L. Dickens, 36, of 20217 Robinwood Court, near Hagerstown, during a hearing Monday, records state.

Dickens was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and false imprisonment in the Oct. 2 incident, records state.

The Hagerstown Police Department alleges Dickens attempted to strangle Kathryn K. Sweeney at her Hamilton Boulevard home, held the blade of a knife against her throat and briefly restrained her with belts.

Dickens was being held at the Washington County Detention Center Monday, a detention center spokeswoman said.

- Brian Shappell

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