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Hagerstown Police 'Tase' man at District Court

May 02, 2008|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

A 50-year-old man arrested for trespassing Friday ended up in the Washington County Detention Center facing even more charges hours later after "a short tussle" with Hagerstown police officers at the county's district courthouse.

John Turner, who lives in the first block of Wakefield Road, was about to be arraigned on a trespassing charge when he became combative with officers and was tased in the back, Police Sgt. Jim Hurd said Friday evening.

Reported at 2:49 p.m., the altercation with police ended with two officers being treated for minor injuries at Washington County Hospital and Turner charged with counts of second-degree assault, resisting arrest and attempted escape, Hurd said.

Following standard procedure, the defendant was taken to the hospital to have the taser probes removed from his back, Hurd said.

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After being processed on the new charges, Turner was arraigned by a district court commissioner and put in the detention center on a bond, the amount of which was unavailable.

Hurd could not clarify where the defendant allegedly trespassed or exactly when the violation occurred Friday. The officers' injuries were not available Friday night.

Hurd said the defendant did not act combative until his handcuffs were removed and he was being placed in a holding cell at the district court to await arraignment.

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