HAGERSTOWN --Â A kidnapping charge has been dismissed against a retired Maryland State Police trooper over an alleged June 8 incident at Robinwood Medical Center that involved the wife of another trooper, according to Washington County District Court records.
The kidnapping charge against John Forrester Hall, 38, of 19115 Beacon Lane, Hagerstown, was dropped Thursday in district court, court papers show.
Hall, who also was charged with attempted kidnapping, false imprisonment and two harassment charges, will stand trial in district court on the remaining charges against him, but a trial date has not been set, court officials said Monday.
On June 11, a state police investigator was called to the home of Trooper 1st Class Gregg Lantz. Lantz's wife, Trisha Lantz, had been involved in an 18-month relationship with Hall, but she alleged when she tried to break it off, he began harassing her, Sgt. David Bowers wrote in charging documents.