Evidence against a Hagerstown man indicted for attempted murder is not admissible in court because police did not have probable cause to arrest him two years ago, according to an opinion and order written by Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr.
Charges against Jason Keith Bryan, 40, of 27 S. Locust St., are scheduled to be dismissed Thursday in circuit court, Assistant State's Attorney Gina Cirincion said Friday.
Bryan was indicted in April on charges of attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and carrying a concealed dangerous weapon, court records show. The indictments were related to the stabbing of Christopher Lynn Pepple, 30, formerly of 25 S. Locust St., court records show.
Pepple was found by two passers-by behind 228 E. Antietam St. on the night of Nov. 27, 2008, court documents show. He had been stabbed in the neck and chest, Long wrote in his Sept. 10 opinion.