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Men face charges of burglary, arson

April 11, 2005|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

Two Hagerstown men charged with arson, theft and other offenses each face five charges in Washington County Circuit Court.

During a hearing Thursday, Washington County District Judge Ken Long found probable cause to forward charges of second-degree arson, second-degree malicious burning, fourth-degree burglary, theft less than $500 and trespassing against Robert L. Conrad, records state.

Randy C. McGowan waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday on the same charges, records state.

A charge of second-degree burglary filed against each man was dismissed, records state. McGowan, 45, and Conrad, 44, both of Jefferson Street, were charged in 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, which the men planned to sell.

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