Schools supervisor fails to appear in District Court

May 04, 2005

A bench warrant was issued Tuesday morning for the arrest of Edward Masood, a Washington County Public Schools department head, after he failed to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge of malicious destruction of property.

Masood was charged with smashing the headlights of another man's car in February.

Washington County District Judge Ralph France issued the bench warrant for Masood, the school system's supervisor for athletics, fine arts, health and physical education.

France set a $1,500 bond for Masood's release pending a new hearing on the charge.

According to the charging documents filed in District Court, Masood, 61, of 10843 Archer Lane, Williamsport, was served with a criminal summons by Officer Duane White of the Hagerstown Police Department on Feb. 26.

According to court documents, police went to 56 Broadway, Apt. 1B, at 10:57 p.m. on Feb. 25 after receiving a call from Malcolm Norred, who said he saw Masood - the husband of Norred's former employer, Marsha Knicley-Masood - break the headlights of his 1993 Mazda that was parked at the rear of Norred's apartment.


Norred told police he heard a noise outside his apartment, looked out the bathroom window and saw a man he alleged was Masood "swinging an object at the vehicle's headlight," court records said.

The maximum penalty for conviction on a charge of malicious destruction of property is 60 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.

Calls to Masood's home and office Tuesday weren't returned. Contacted at her business, Marsha Knicley-Masood said she wasn't aware that her husband's court date was Tuesday.

- Marlo Barnhart

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