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November 24, 2006

Man charged in drug dispute



A Hagerstown man is accused of threatening people in a Lynnhaven Drive apartment in a dispute over stolen cocaine, according to a Washington County District Court charging document.

Jermaine Jackson, 26, of 967 Monet Drive, was charged with carrying a handgun, using a handgun in the commission of a felony, possession of controlled dangerous substances-firearms, three counts of false imprisonment, three counts of first-degree assault, four counts of second-degree assault, robbery, possession of controlled dangerous substances other than marijuana, possession of controlled dangerous substances with intent to distribute, possession of controlled dangerous substances paraphernalia, armed robbery and theft of less than $100, according to the document.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 14, according to court documents.

Police found a .22-caliber handgun in the box springs of a bed and 15 cartridges of ammunition after they responded to a call Nov. 16 at 1:38 p.m. in the 500 block of Lynnhaven Drive, according to the charging document. People at the apartment told police that Jackson pointed the gun at a woman and demanded she return cocaine she had stolen, according to the document.

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Jackson allegedly also punched the victim and threatened to hurt her grandmother, and allegedly took money from another victim, according to the document.

During a search of Jackson, police found two bags containing cocaine, according to the document.

Jackson was being held Thursday night in lieu of $350,000 bail at the Washington County Detention Center, a deputy said.




Man charged with assault and burglary<.H3>

A Hagerstown man is accused of assaulting a woman last week, according to Washington County District Court records.

Dannel Curtis, 30, of 64 W. Antietam St., was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, reckless endangerment and second-degree assault, according to court records.

Curtis allegedly climbed through the front window of his son's mother's house in the 200 block of East Avenue last week, and allegedly slapped her in the face and choked her, according to a charging document.

Curtis was being held Thursday night in lieu of $250,000 bail at the Washington County Detention Center, a deputy said.

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