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June 27, 2006

Man who threatened family in jail



A man who allegedly threatened a Hagerstown family of six was in jail Monday.

Bail was set at $250,000 Monday for Shane Allen Arnsparger, 29, of 13409 Resh Road in Hagerstown, according to court documents.

He is charged with first-degree burglary, attempted armed robbery, trespassing and six counts each of first-degree assault and second-degree assault.

Arnsparger allegedly entered a home in the 12000 block of Heather Drive in Hagerstown Saturday and demanded money he was owed. He allegedly pulled a handgun and threatened the family before leaving, court documents state.

Police found a replica gun, which one of the victims identified as the gun used in the incident, at the home where Arnsparger lives, court documents state. The victim said he did not know the gun was a fake, the documents state.

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Arnsparger was being held Monday at Washington County Detention Center, a spokeswoman there said.




Man charged with using hatchet, gun to threaten



A 29-year-old Hagerstown man who allegedly threatened another man with a hatchet and a gun was charged with multiple counts of assault and reckless endangerment.

According to court documents, Aaron C. Wolfkill, of 765 Spruce Street, chased the victim around his car Saturday with a hatchet in one hand and a gun in the other after the victim beeped his car horn.

Wolfkill and a female acquaintance, who was in her car, were arguing when the victim's car pulled up behind theirs in the 700 block of Spruce Street, court documents state. The victim beeped his horn because the woman's car was blocking the street, according to documents.

Wolfkill went into his house and returned with a bottle, which he threw at the victim, documents state. Wolfkill went back to his house and returned with the hatchet and handgun, documents allege. Wolfkill told the victim he was going to "fill you with lead" as he chased the victim around the man's car, the documents allege.

The victim called 911 on his cell phone, and police responded to the scene at 3:22 p.m., the documents state.

A police officer who searched Wolfkill's home found an ax and a BB gun, according to documents.

Wolfkill, who was in the Washington County Detention Center on $200,000 bail Monday, was charged with four counts each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

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