HAGERSTOWN - A 33-year-old man was found guilty Monday of second-degree assault during a December 2006 outburst in a Washington County Circuit Court courtroom.
Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone III sentenced Eugene Powell to four years in prison Monday afternoon after a jury found him guilty of assault and disorderly conduct.
Powell's outburst occurred Dec. 28, 2006. He was scheduled for a jury trial in circuit court on charges of fake controlled dangerous substance distribute: fraud, possession with the intent to distribute fake cocaine and possess/purchase of a noncontrolled substance, according to court records.
Powell and attorneys approached the bench of Circuit Judge John H. McDowell for a bench conference before a jury was seated, according to reports.