Hagerstown man faces attempted homicide count

July 07, 2007

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Hagerstown man was charged with attempted homicide and other offenses following a Sunday attack in a borough man's apartment, according to a press release from the Waynesboro Police Department.

Dwayne S. Way, 28, of 613 George St., also was charged with aggravated assault, burglary and criminal mischief in the 5 a.m. incident at the home of Jay Kershner of 30 N. Broad St.

Police said they received a report of a burglary in progress, and arrived to find Way lying in the parking lot to the south of the residence.

Kershner and another person in the apartment told police they woke up to find Way standing over his bed holding a hammer. The report did not identify the other person.


Kershner struggled with Way, who struck Kershner in the head, police said.

Kershner was treated at Waynesboro Hospital for an injury over his left eye from the hammer blow, police said.

Prior to breaking into the apartment, Way had smashed the passenger-side window of a vehicle parked outside and removed a tool bag, taking out the hammer and throwing the rest of the tools onto the parking lot, police said.

The report did not indicate why the burglary and attack took place.

Way was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz and taken to Franklin County Jail on $250,000 bond. Way still was in jail Friday night.

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