Man charged in Hagerstown machete attack turns himself in

March 30, 2011|By DAN DEARTH |
  • Shadrach Quame Andrews
Shadrach Quame Andrews

HAGERSTOWN — A Hagerstown man who was charged with attacking another man with a machete Tuesday night in the city’s north end turned himself in at police headquarters on Burhans Boulevard at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, city Police Chief Arthur Smith said.

Shadrach Quame Andrews, 21, whose last known address was 1400 Haven Road in Hagerstown, has been charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

I think he wanted to tell his side of the story,” Smith said. “We’re speaking to him, then we’ll take him over” to the Washington County Detention Center.

Andrews is accused of striking 33-year-old Hagerstown resident Andre Turner in the face with a machete in the 1400 block of Haven Road at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release.

Police said they determined that the two men were involved in an altercation earlier that day.

Turner was taken to Meritus Medical Center to be treated for an injury that police said was not life threatening.

“He had a 6-inch gash to his face,” Smith said. “It wasn’t life threatening, but it was a significant injury.”

Turner was listed as having departed the emergency room, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday afternoon.

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