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Man charged with attempted murder after fight

January 31, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

A Hagerstown man was charged with attempted murder and other offenses Sunday night after allegedly trying to stab a man during a bar fight.

Hagerstown Police charged James B. Ford Jr., 38, of 66 W. North Ave., with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure.

Ford and a 28-year-old Hagerstown man allegedly began arguing at Lauren's Tavern, at 204 E. Franklin St. in Hagerstown, just before 11 p.m., police said. The argument escalated when Ford allegedly grabbed a knife and tried to injure the other man, police said.

The man refused medical treatment at the scene.

Ford was being held on $125,000 bail Monday night at the Washington County Detention Center, according to a spokesman there.

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