HAGERSTOWN -- The cases against a Smithsburg man charged with demanding drugs from pharmacies in Maryland and Pennsylvania while claiming to have a bomb have been transferred from Washington County District Court to Washington County Circuit Court.
Stephen Edward Munson, 29, of 13760 Franks Run Road, appeared Wednesday in District Court for a scheduled preliminary hearing, but the hearing was not held. Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Michael said later that the cases were consolidated and moved to circuit court.
In a grand jury indictment dated April 13, Munson is charged with two counts of robbing the Rite Aid at 825 Hillcrest Road of five bottles of OxyContin pills on March 22 and two counts of attempted robbery of the CVS/pharmacy at 1519 Potomac Ave. on March 29.
The indictment also charges Munson with four counts of displaying a written instrument claiming to possess a dangerous weapon; two counts of falsely threatening to detonate a destructive device; two counts of threatening in writing to explode a destructive device in a structure; one count of theft between $1,000 and $10,000; and five counts of second-degree assault, according to court records.