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City man facing assault charges

December 11, 2004|By JULIE E. GREENE

HAGERSTOWN

A Hagerstown man faces multiple charges after his girlfriend was taken to Washington County Hospital early Friday with strangulation marks around her neck, according to a Washington County District Court commissioner.

Harold Joshua Sisk III, 26, of 491 Mitchell Ave., was charged Friday with one count each of first-degree assault, malicious destruction of property, first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary, reckless endangerment, kidnapping and false imprisonment; and two counts of second-degree assault, according to the commissioner.

The woman, Kelli Long, 21, of Hagerstown, was taken to Washington County Hospital Friday morning after the Hagerstown Police Department found her with strangulation marks around her neck and a swollen eye at the home of a family member of her boyfriend, according to police and hospital officials.

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Long was treated at the hospital and later released, a nursing supervisor said Friday night.

Police received a call at 2:21 a.m. from Long's friend that a man had assaulted Long and was dragging her away from the friend's apartment on Lynnhaven Drive off Security Road, police said.

Police went to the home of a family member of the boyfriend, where he occasionally lives, and were told by a man at the home in the 400 block of Mitchell Avenue that the boyfriend was not there, Sgt. Fred Wolford of the Hagerstown Police Department said.

Police then went to the home of Long's mother near Dual Highway, Wolford said. While police were there, the mother received a call from Long saying she was at the Mitchell Avenue home in the West End, Wolford said.

Wolford said when officers picked up Sisk, they served him with a criminal summons for an additional charge of second-degree assault involving another woman in an unrelated incident.

Sisk was being held on $275,000 bond Friday night at the Washington County Detention Center, a jail spokesman said.

Staff writer Marlo Barnhart contributed to this story.

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