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Motion denied in shooting case

July 26, 2007|By ERIN JULIUS

HAGERSTOWN - A Hagerstown man charged in a March 25 shooting that injured a Greencastle-Antrim High School basketball player was in Washington County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a motions hearing.

Raymond Garfield Campbell III, 19, faces charges that include attempted second-degree murder in the shooting of Gregg Hamms. Conviction on a charge of attempted second-degree murder carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

Court documents allege that Campbell met Hamms at the 7-Eleven on Salem Avenue and followed him to the 900 block of Lanvale Street, where he fired several shots from a handgun, striking Hamms in the legs.

Hamms had five wounds, police said in March.

After hearing testimony from Hagerstown Police Detective Patricia Moulton, Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone III denied a defense motion challenging photograph arrays shown to witnesses.

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The photo arrays were excellent and were presented to witnesses in a timely fashion, Boone said, so he would not suppress the evidence.

Before the hearing began, Campbell refused to accept a plea bargain offered by Assistant State's Attorney Viki Pauler in which he would have pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and served fewer than 10 years in prison.

Campbell's trial is to begin Aug. 30.

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