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Hearing set for man charged in robbery

September 23, 2007

A Hagerstown man was charged Tuesday with robbery, first-degree assault and other offenses in a May 16 incident behind the Hagerstown 10 Cineplex on Leitersburg Pike, according to Washington County District Court documents.

Ronald Lee Gatrell, 21, of 36 W. Antietam St., is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on the charges Oct. 10.

The victim in the May 16 incident said he was looking under the hood of a car when he was attacked from behind by several people who shoved him to the ground, threatened him, took his wallet, and kicked and punched him, according to charging documents. Another suspect told police Gatrell was one of several people involved in a setup to rob the victim and had held a toy BB gun to the victim's head, according to charging documents.

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