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One of two charged in robbery was on G-AHS basketball team

Eric Shaquille Baymon, who was 17 at the time of the incident, has been removed from the team

February 24, 2011|By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com

One of two Hagerstown teenagers charged in an attempted robbery Sunday at Nadia's convenience store on West Franklin Street was a member of the Greencastle-Antrim High School basketball team, the school's principal said Thursday.

Eric Shaquille Baymon, who was 17 at the time of the incident, has been removed from the basketball team, Greencastle-Antrim High School Principal Ed Rife said.

Rife said school authorities were investigating the situation and that Baymon's educational future at the high school was uncertain.

Baymon was a starting point guard on the basketball team, Rife said.

Baymon, who turned 18 Wednesday, and Dennis Steven Marshall, 16, were charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and using a handgun in the commission of a felony, according to Washington County District Court records.

Baymon, of 411 S. Potomac St., also was charged with possession of a firearm while under 21 years of age, and Marshall, of 228 Taylor Ave., also was charged with possessing a regulated firearm while under 21 and possession of a short-barrelled shotgun, court records said.

Baymon and Marshall were charged as adults in the attempted robbery, Hagerstown Police said.

Hagerstown Police Officer Derek E. Marshall said in court records that he was patrolling in the West Franklin Street area at about 11 p.m. Sunday when he noticed a male crouch down in front of Nadia's convenience store.

Marshall said he pulled into the parking lot and saw another male holding a gun to a man's head. He said he saw the suspects flee to Walnut Street then toward Church Street.

The males were wearing masks or garments over their faces, according to court records.

Another officer found two males walking on Walnut Street who identified themselves as Baymon and Dennis Steven Marshall Jr., records said.

Rife said Baymon also has a Greencastle, Pa., address.

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