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March 15, 2005

Two city men held, charged with arson


Two Hagerstown men charged with arson were held Monday at the Washington County Detention Center, a detention center spokesman said.

Washington County District Judge R. Noel Spence set bond at $25,000 for Randy C. McGowan, 44, and at $10,000 for Robert L. Conrad, 44, during a bond review hearing Monday, according to court records. Records state both men live at 437 Jefferson St.

McGowan and Conrad were charged with second-degree arson, second-degree malicious burning, second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, trespassing and theft less then $500 in connection with a March 11 incident at a building owned by a Virginia company, records state.

The Hagerstown Fire Marshal's Office alleged the men and a juvenile set a fire at the former city power plant in an attempt to burn rubber off portions of the vacant structure to collect copper and metals. Fire marshals said the men planned to sell the copper and metals.

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Clear Spring man held in assault case


A Clear Spring man was being held Monday at the Washington County Detention Center in connection with an assault earlier this month, a detention center spokesman said.

During a bond review hearing Monday, Washington County District Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. set bond at $20,000 for Thurman B. Waugh, 34, whose last known address is 14408 National Pike, records state.

Waugh was charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, records state.

Waugh's wife, Debra Ann Waugh, alleged her husband choked her, placed a knife at her neck and threatened to kill her during a March 4 incident at the National Pike home, according to records.

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