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Brothers both post bail in separate assault cases

July 22, 2010|By DON AINES

HAGERSTOWN -- Two brothers -- one charged with shooting two people in 2008, the other with trying to run over two police officers in June -- posted bail this week before their scheduled bail review hearings.

Jermaine Nelson, 20, no fixed address, is charged with two counts each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in a Dec. 16, 2008, shooting on Murph Avenue, according to the application for statement of charges filed by the Hagerstown Police Department. He posted $35,000 bail Wednesday, a Washington County Detention Center official said.

Jerome Edwin Nelson Jr., 20, of 35 East Ave., is charged with two counts each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in a June 15 incident in which Hagerstown police allege he tried to run down two officers on Charles Street, the application for statement of charges said. He posted $60,000 bail Wednesday, according to the detention center official.

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Detective Lauren Burke said the two men are brothers. Warrants were served to them Tuesday, according to court records. Both are scheduled for preliminary hearings on Aug. 17, according to court records.

Police went to the 300 block of North Jonathan Street on Dec. 16, 2008, at 7:13 p.m. for a report of shots fired and found Hameen Abdul Burrell, who was shot in the right wrist, the application for statement of charges said. Police found spent shell casings on Murph Avenue and another victim, Donnie Wright, near the intersection of West North Street and Henry Avenue with gunshot wounds to his shoulder and chest, the statement said.

The shooting was caught on area surveillance cameras, the application for statement of charges said. After the shooting, the shooter is seen walking over to a woman later identified as Jermaine Nelson's mother, the statement said.

Burrell identified Jermaine Nelson as the shooter from a photo array, the statement said.

On June 15 at 10:30 p.m., police on foot patrol on Charles Street approached the driver of a car who was playing music too loud, according to the application for statement of charges filed against Jerome Nelson. When they asked to see his license, the driver accelerated, nearly striking both men, the statement said. The officers got the license number before losing sight of the car, the statement said.

The 2004 Chevrolet Malibu later was found off East North Avenue and police recovered a cell phone from it, the application for statement of charges said.

The owner of the car said he had lent the vehicle to a man he knew only as "Black," the application for statement of charges said. Among the numbers in the phone were that of Jerome Nelson's mother.

The owner of the car identified Jerome Nelson as "Black" from a booking photo, the application for statement of charges said. One of the officers also identified Nelson as the person who tried to run him down, the statement said.

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