Court briefs

December 02, 2005|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Man found guilty of sex offense

A Hagerstown man convicted of a sex offense was found guilty Thursday in Washington County District Court of failing to notify authorities about a change of address.

David Howard Shapiro, 40, whose last known address was 26 E. Lee St. in Hagerstown, was sentenced to one year in jail, with one year suspended, documents state. He was also sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation.

Shapiro was placed on the sex offender registry in February.

City residents face drug, weapons counts

Two Hagerstown residents were charged with drugs and weapons offenses Wednesday after the Washington County Narcotics Task Force used a warrant to search a Prospect Street apartment, police said.

Katosia Nicole Smith, 25, of 658 N. Prospect St., Apt. 3, and Sirage Ekwan Delaney, 24, of 441 N. Prospect St., Apt. 2, each were charged with possession of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, possession of a short-barreled shotgun, possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.


Delaney, who also goes by Tyrone E. Selby, also was served with a warrant for his arrest from New York, according to Washington County District Court documents.

Police served a warrant at 658 N. Prospect St., Apt. 3, and saw Smith and Delaney inside the apartment, police said.

Police seized items from the apartment, including a safe, 40 pieces of crack cocaine, $3,000, cellular telephones, two handguns, a shotgun and other items, documents state.

Delaney was being held without bail Thursday night at the Washington County Detention Center, and Smith was being held on $150,000, according to a spokesman there.

Two charged with destruction of property

Two men were charged with malicious destruction of property Thursday after allegedly damaging vehicles outside of a Hancock bar.

Kyle Zachary Rattray, 22, of 104 Sodus St. in Clyde, N.Y., and Raymond Edward Powers, 31, of 191 Lock St. in Clyde, N.Y., each were charged with three counts of malicious destruction of property, according to Washington County District Court documents.

Charging documents state a third man was with Rattray and Powers, who also was arrested, but it was not clear whether he had been charged.

Just after midnight Thursday Rattray, Powers and the other man were asked to leave the bar area of Tri-Angle Restaurant, at 200 E. Main St. in Hancock, after a table they were sitting at was damaged, documents state.

The men allegedly damaged several vehicles outside of the bar, documents state.

Hancock Police officers later found the men at the Super 8 Motel, at 118 Limestone Road in Hancock, and charged at least two of the men with malicious destruction of property, documents state.

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