HAGERSTOWN - A Hagerstown man who was acquitted of drug charges Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court found himself back in jail Thursday on charges that he sold drugs to a police informant and assaulted a police officer.
Keith Eric Singleton, 20, of 1034 W. Irvin Ave., faces nine charges, including assaulting a police officer, the manufacturing and distribution of narcotics, and distributing fake narcotics, according to court documents.
Singleton was charged Wednesday night with selling two bags of crack cocaine to a police informant. When police tried to arrest him after the alleged sale, Singleton attempted to flee and rammed a police cruiser with his Ford Explorer hard enough that one of the wheels of the SUV dislodged, charging documents state.
The police officer who was driving the car that Singleton rammed was treated for a sprained neck at Washington County Hospital.