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Juvenile Court briefs

March 29, 2007|by ERIN JULIUS

Girl given probation for assault at school



A 17-year-old girl admitted Wednesday in juvenile court to an assault at South Hag- erstown High School in October 2006. The girl struck a male student in the face with a closed fist while he was sitting in the principal's office, Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Flores said.

Assistant Public Defender Brian Hutchison said the girl had been struck in the face by the male student during an earlier altercation.

The girl was placed on probation, with all standard probation conditions, and is not to have contact with the victim, ordered Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley, who was sitting in juvenile court.




Case of 18-year-old facing drug charges sent to adult court



The case of an 18-year-old who was 17 years and 11 months old when he was charged with felony drug crimes was sent to adult court Wednesday by Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley, who was sitting in juvenile court.

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David James was arrested after Washington County Narcotics Task Force officers observed him selling crack cocaine to an undercover narcotics informant during three different incidents in January, Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Flores said.

James turned 18 on Feb. 13.

After investigating the case, a Department of Juvenile Services official recommended the case be sent to adult court.

Several factors, including age, appearance, behavior while under the supervision of the juvenile system, and prior history were taken into consideration when the department made the recommendation, the DJS official said during Wednesday's hearing.

James also admitted to participating in gang activity in New York before he moved to Hagerstown in September 2006, the official said.

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