Man in custody after confrontation

August 07, 2005

Bounty hunters struggled Saturday night with a wanted man in Noland Village before taking him away, according to Hagerstown Police.

Neighbors, though, said the confrontation went beyond just a fight.

Sharyn Cole said a silver van pulled up and one or two men got out and chased another man.

There was a fight and someone in the van struck the wanted man, she said.

The man got up and ran, but the van followed him.

Cole said the van hit the man again and ran him over several times, forward and backward. The man got up again and ran to a basketball court, where he was subdued.

A woman, who would only identify herself as Tammy, said she called 911 about 8:15 p.m. as the van was running the man over.


Both women said police arrived, talked to whomever was in the van and let them go, taking the wanted man with him.

Another woman, who would not give her name, said adults in the neighborhood panicked because a boy ran in a home and yelled that someone was running over children.

Neighbors who gathered to see what was happening questioned why police let the van leave.

A Hagerstown Police officer at the scene referred questions to Sgt. Steve Bussard.

In a phone interview later, Bussard said he heard a report of someone being run over, but didn't know if it was true.

He said at least one bounty hunter took the wanted man to Westminster, Md.

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