Police briefs

August 15, 2008

Hagerstown man charged with holding, assaulting wife

An estranged husband accused of assaulting and holding his wife against her will was arrested and charged Thursday, the Hagerstown Police Department said.

Douglas Scott Hollar, 37, of 1119 Green Lane in Hagerstown, was charged with first- and second-degree assault and false imprisonment, according to a press release.

Police said Hollar allegedly drove to a house in the 700 block of Spruce Street in Hagerstown at about 9 p.m. Thursday and left with his wife.


Witnesses told police that Hollar said he was going to shoot his wife; Hollar's wife told police that she agreed to leave with him in his car to talk about domestic issues, the release states.

Police said that Hollar's wife said Hollar refused to take her back to Spruce Street and would not let her out of the vehicle. She said Hollar assaulted her at least twice when she tried to escape, the release states.

The victim got out of the vehicle at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and North Burhans Boulevard and fled to Salem Avenue, police said.

At about 9:45 p.m., police went to Hollar's parents' address on Green Lane, where he had been staying. Hollar was arrested without incident, the release states.

Several guns, including a shotgun, were removed from the house and were determined to belong to Hollar, police said.

Hollar posted $7,500 bond, a Washington County District Court commissioner said Friday.

Man stabbed in Hagerstown

A 23-year-old man was taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore after he was stabbed in front of a house in Hagerstown, according to a press release from Hagerstown Police Department.

On Thursday morning at about 12:30 a.m., police responded to 22 Elizabeth St. in Hagerstown, where they found the man bleeding from a stab wound to the upper right side of his body, the release states.

The man told his girlfriend that he was stabbed by an unknown man while smoking a cigarette in front of the building, police said.

The man was taken to Washington County Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and later taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for further treatment, police said.

Police did not release any names Friday and said they have been unable to interview the victim.

Frederick man arrested on drug charges

A Frederick, Md., man was arrested after undercover drug police allegedly sold him cocaine Thursday afternoon, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

Damon Lomorne Jackson, 31, of Frederick was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute a large amount and felony drug currency transaction, police said in a press release.

Jackson was arrested after he was sold the cocaine, police said.

A search and seizure of his Washington Street residence yielded $18,000 and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Jackson's 2003 Cadillac CTS was seized and he was taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

Bond revoked for man arrested in DUI death

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A man indicted in Jefferson County for driving under the influence causing death in a two-car crash in September 2007 was put in Eastern Regional Jail on Friday after authorities discovered he was wanted in Maryland.

Richard Lewis Morris Sr., of Westminster, Md., was indicted in January 2008 for allegedly causing the death of Cynthia Hose, 39, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., on Oct. 23, 2007.

Hose died at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., more than a month after the Sept. 20 collision on U.S. 340 near Halltown Road, police had said.

The defendant was traveling at a high rate of speed and tested positive for opiates after the accident, police said.

At the accident scene, Morris allegedly told the investigating Jefferson County Sheriff's Department deputy that the accident was "funny," according to court records.

Jefferson County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Ralph Lorenzetti said Friday that authorities determined Morris was wanted in Maryland for driving while his license was revoked and four or five other traffic offenses this summer.

A trial for the defendant is scheduled for Sept. 3, according to court records.

Woman detained after attempting to steal tampons

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 27-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal tampons from a grocery story Friday, two days after she was found guilty of shoplifting for at least the second time, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Cynthia Ann Kackley, of 15 Bottom Drive in Falling Waters, W.Va., was arraigned on one felony count of shoplifting third offense by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, according to court records.

Miller set a $15,000 bond for the defendant, who was arrested at the Food Lion in Old Courthouse Square shopping plaza by Martinsburg Police Department patrolman S.A. Shelton, according to court records.

According to the officer's complaint, Kackley picked up a box of tampons being sold for $4.99 and left the store without paying.

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