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Hagerstown man charged after alleged knife threats

April 09, 2008

A Hagerstown man was arrested Monday after a woman alleged that he threatened several people with a knife March 31, Washington County District Court records show.

Channing Johnson, 21, of 223 Summer St., was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, court records show.

He was being held on $100,000 bond, court records show.

The complainant, Keri Lin Gift of Waynesboro, Pa., wrote in her application for the charges that Johnson told two people he was going to kill them and swung a knife around while making threats, then hit her in the arm with the knife when she tried to push him away, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. May 6 in Washington County District Court.

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