Man charged in robbery, stabbing

April 12, 2007

A homeless man was taken into custody Tuesday night after another homeless man told Hagerstown Police he was robbed and stabbed on Antietam Street at Burhans Boulevard, a block from police headquarters.

Timothy Wayne Oldham, 45, of no fixed address, was being held without bond Wednesday at the Washington County Detention Center.

Lt. Michael King said Oldham was charged with armed robbery and robbery, theft, first- and second-degree assault, and carrying a dangerous and deadly weapon.

He also is charged with two probation violations, jail officials said Wednesday.

A court charging document states that Oldham was arrested in a wooded area behind the R.D. McKee building holding an Oakland Raiders baseball cap in one hand and a silver knife in the other hand. The knife had a red substance on the blade that appeared to be blood, the document says.

The victim, Dennis Allen Gast Jr., age and address unknown, was stabbed in the upper left chest in the 9:59 p.m. incident, police said.


Police said he was taken to Washington County Hospital with an injury that was not life-threatening.

A hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday morning that Gast was no longer a patient there.

Gast told police he was robbed of $200 in cash before he was stabbed. He told police the suspect was wearing a Raiders cap, and he supplied other descriptions of the suspect, who he knew as "Tim," police said.

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