Hagerstown man sentenced in assault, attempted stabbing
A 21-year-old Hagerstown man was sentenced to eight months in jail Wednesday for assaulting and attempting to stab a 17-year-old during a confrontation the night of July 22, according to court documents.
Ryon Graham Bland, of 738 Lanvale St., pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in Washington County District Court, records show.
Witnesses told police the conflict began when Bland approached a group and asked one of them, "Do you see something you like?" according to charging documents filed by Hagerstown Police Officer A.W. Fleegal.
The 17-year-old victim said Bland grabbed him by the back of his shirt and threw him face down on the ground, then picked him up and threw him against a vehicle, all while holding a 4-inch long pocketknife, Fleegal said in charging documents.