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Three face weapons charges after traffic stop

December 20, 2010

Three men face weapons charges following a traffic stop in downtown Hagerstown Saturday night that resulted in a brief foot chase, the Hagerstown Police Department said in a news release.

Trevin Tyray Harris, 20, of 608 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown, was charged with obstructing and hindering police, unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a handgun while under 21, police said.

Carl Anthony Blackwood, 23, of 2184 Cheltenham Court in Frederick, Md., and Andre Rafeal Stanton, 23, of 14 Lauren Court in Frederick, also were charged with weapons violations, police said.

At about 8 p.m. Saturday, officers in downtown Hagerstown were using a license plate reader to scan vehicles' tags and check them against records when they detected a vehicle being operated without current insurance, police said.

The officers stopped the vehicle in the first block of South Potomac Street and conducted a K-9 scan, the release said.

During the traffic stop, Harris fled and was apprehended after a brief foot chase, police said.

"Several parked vehicles were damaged during the chase, due to Harris jumping on them trying to avoid apprehension," police said.

Harris was found in possession of an illegal firearm, police said.

Stanton and Blackwood were also searched and found to have illegal firearms, police said.

Trace amounts of drugs were found in the vehicle, police said.

The driver was issued several citations and was released after speaking with detectives, police said. The vehicle was impounded.

Harris, Stanton and Blackwood were being held at Washington County Detention Center Monday. Harris and Blackwood were being held on $50,000 bond, and Stanton was being held on $35,000 bond, according to records on the Maryland Judiciary Case Search website.

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