Police briefs

May 09, 2008

Hagerstown man is charged in four-vehicle crash in Frederick County

ADAMSTOWN, Md. - A Hagerstown man was charged in connection with a four-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Frederick County that sent another driver to the hospital, according to a Maryland State Police press release.

Donald Brown Jr., 44, was northbound in a box truck on Md. 85 when it struck the rear of a 2002 Hyundai about 6:58 a.m., police said. The driver of the Hyundai was attempting to make a left turn into a residential driveway north of Md. 28, police said.

The rear-end collision forced the Hyundai into the southbound lane, where it was struck twice more by southbound vehicles, police said.

The driver of the Hyundai, Jose Martinez Perez, 27, of Adamstown, was flown to Washington County Hospital, police said.

The drivers of the other vehicles refused treatment at the scene, police said.

Brown was charged with failing to control his speed to avoid a collision, police said.


Md. 85 was closed for about 45 minutes, police said.

Md. resident pleads guilty to firearms count in W.Va.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Maryland resident pleaded guilty Tuesday to a firearms violation in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel, according to a district court press release.

Jenna Keyser, 23, of Union Bridge, Md., pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting false statements in the purchase of a firearm on Dec. 16, 2006, U.S. Attorney Sharon L. Potter said.

Keyser, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000, Potter said.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti, and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

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