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Man accused of hitting troopers

November 15, 2006|by KAREN HANNA

A Hagerstown man who allegedly was shouting outside a pizza shop is accused of bloodying several Maryland State Police troopers when they tried to arrest him for disorderly conduct, according to Washington County District Court records.

Arthur Eugene Mickel, 42, of 17516 Virginia Ave., allegedly hit several troopers, including two who were hurt in the fight, during a disturbance Friday, according to a charging document. He is charged with disorderly conduct, malicious destruction of property of items valued at less than $500, and two counts each of second-degree assault and second-degree assault on law-enforcement officers, according to the document.

On Friday about 12:10 p.m., troopers went to Vince's New York Pizza on Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown to investigate a report of assault and kidnapping involving Mickel, according to the document. People at the scene, including one woman who said she was Mickel's wife, told troopers they were not trying to hurt Mickel, according to the document.

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Troopers found Mickel, who allegedly was yelling from across the parking lot and disturbing business, according to the document.

When a trooper tried to handcuff Mickel, he allegedly ran, and Mickel and the trooper allegedly began fighting after they fell to the ground in some mud, according to the document.

At least four troopers helped in subduing Mickel. One trooper suffered cuts to his hand, and a second trooper allegedly was hit in the face and nose. In the struggle, troopers' clothing and shoes were torn and ruined by blood, according to the document.

Mickel was being held Tuesday night on $25,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center, a deputy said.

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