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December 06, 2005|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Man being held on robbery charges



A Hagerstown man charged Dec. 2 with armed robbery and other offenses was being held Monday on $153,000 bail at the Washington County Detention Center, according to a spokesman there.

James M. Yates, 32, of 302 N. Locust St., Apt. No. 4, was charged with armed robbery, robbery, theft, second-degree assault and concealing a deadly weapon, according to Washington County District Court documents.

Yates is accused of stealing about $50 and several ride vouchers from a Miller Transportation taxi cab driver, documents state.

The driver told Hagerstown Police he was dispatched to 246 N. Mulberry St. in Hagerstown. When he arrived, Yates allegedly pointed a steak or butcher knife at the driver and demanded money, documents state.

The driver escaped from the taxi cab, but left his blue bank bag filled with money in the cab's door. Yates allegedly took the bag and ran, according to documents.

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Police later arrested Yates at his home, after he was identified by witnesses.




Two more charged in Big Pool robbery



Two more people were charged in a Nov. 11 robbery and assault in the 10000 block of Pectonville Road in Big Pool. Washington County Sheriff's deputies already charged two people with the crime.

Shelby Nicole Miller, 21, of 17427 Virginia Ave., Apt. No. 4, in Hagerstown, was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit theft, according to Washington County District Court documents.

Joshua Kenneth Mose, 19, of 13704 Blairs Valley Road in Clear Spring, was charged with armed robbery, robbery, attempted theft, first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit theft, documents state.

A resident in the 10000 block of Pectonville Road in Big Pool told police he saw several people walk onto his back porch, 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.

Miller was being held Monday on $40,000 bail at the Washington County Detention Center, according to a spokesman there. Mose was being held on $75,000, the spokesman said.

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