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Man's bond kept at $75,000 in judge-threatening case

July 18, 2011|By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com
  • Brian Allen Faith
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The letter began “Dear Judge Wright” and ended with “Your Friend, Brian Faith,” but what was written in between resulted in a Hagerstown man being charged with threatening a state official.

Brian Allen Faith, 23, of 1380 Marshall St., was before Washington County District Judge Ralph H. France II for a bond review Monday. France kept Faith’s bond at $75,000 and scheduled his next court appearance for Oct. 6.

Hagerstown Police were called Friday to Washington County District Court regarding a letter addressed to District Judge Dana Moylan Wright that was received Thursday, the application for statement of charges said.

“I will kill you and your whole (expletive) family,” the letter stated. “If you send the (expletive) police I will punch and hurt them,” it said.

The envelope had Faith’s name and address, which is the Potomac Center, the charging document said. The Potomac Center website describes it as a facility that offers support and therapy for people with intellectual disabilities.

When interviewed by police, Faith said he was upset with Wright for ordering him to the Potomac Center, the charging document said. Asked how he intended to harm the judge, police allege Faith told them he would get a knife from a pawnshop and stab her.

Court records show Faith had two cases from 2010 that were listed as “inactive due to incompetency.”

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