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Hagerstown woman charged in assault with bleach

October 15, 2007

A Hagerstown woman allegedly threw bleach into her ex-boyfriend's eyes Saturday while he was at a club with his new girlfriend, according to Washington County District Court documents.

Thelma Denise Burns, 45, of 225 N. Jonathan St., No. 202, was being held on $65,000 bond after a bail review hearing Monday, according to court documents. She was charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. First-degree assault, a felony, carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.

The smell of bleach was so strong that it brought tears to the eyes of Thomas Kelley, the Hagerstown Police officer who responded to Sportsman Club 73 on North Jonathan Street around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, according to charging documents.

The victim, Vibert A. Williams, was treated in the Washington County Hospital emergency room, where Dr. Steven Battle said his vision had been damaged, according to charging documents. Battle told police that the liquid, which he suspected to be bleach, could have caused a chemical burn that could have blinded Williams, according to the documents.

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A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Nov. 6 in Washington County District Court.

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