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November 30, 2005|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Two face assault, robery charges



Two people were charged with armed robbery and other offenses Monday stemming from a Nov. 11 incident in Big Pool.

Bryan Michael Davis, 19, of 39 S. Martin St. in Clear Spring, and Kristen Louise Showe, 21, of 239 Kestrel Drive in Falling Waters, W.Va., each were charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, armed robbery, robbery and attempted theft. They also were charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, robbery and theft, according to Washington County District Court documents.

A man told a Washington County Sheriff's deputy he saw two men and a woman walk toward his back porch, in the 10000 block of Pecktonville Road in Big Pool, documents state. One of the men asked the resident for directions, but before the man could answer, the other man allegedly struck him with a metal pipe, documents state.

Police found Showe and Davis, her boyfriend, on Friday. Showe also was wanted on an outstanding warrant through the Baltimore County Police Department.

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Showe and Davis each were being held Tuesday night at the Washington County Detention Center on $100,000 bond, according to a spokesman there.




Man charges with sex offenses



A Hagerstown man was charged Oct. 25 with several sex offense charges stemming from an alleged relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Steve Anthony Powell, 26, of 1172 Corbett St. in Hagerstown, was charged with four counts of third-degree sex offense and contributing to the condition of a child, according to Washington County District Court documents. Powell waived his right to a preliminary hearing in court Tuesday.

Hagerstown Police said the girl allegedly admitted to having sex with Powell on four occasions, documents state.

The sexual relationship allegedly began in September and ended Oct. 7, documents state.




Drug, weapons charges pursued



Probable cause was found Tuesday in Washington County District Court to proceed with drugs and weapons charges against a Hagerstown man.

Carlton Malik Briscoe, 24, of 33 Avalon St., was charged in October with possession with intent to distribute narcotics, possession with intent to distribute drugs, illegal possession of a registered firearm, drug distribution with a firearm, possession of drugs and a firearm, firearm possession with a felony conviction, using a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime, two counts of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, two counts of attempting to bribe a public employee, drug possession and traffic violations, court documents state.

Briscoe was being held at the Washington County Detention Center Tuesday night on $250,000 bail, according to a spokesman there.




Assault charges dropped against man



First-degree assault charges against a Hagerstown man were dismissed Tuesday in Washington County District Court.

Wayne Lee Geisbert, 41, of 15844 Fairview Road, still faces three counts of second-degree assault and three counts of reckless endangerment stemming from an October incident, documents state.

Hagerstown Police officers were conducting a welfare check on Geisbert's two young children when Geisbert allegedly refused to open the door, documents state. When officers forced the door open, Geisbert allegedly attempted to attack them with a baseball bat.

Documents state Geisbert had been drinking at the time.

Geisbert posted bail by Tuesday night, according to a spokesman with the Washington County Detention Center.

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