Man charged with attempted second-degree murder in shooting during robbery

November 24, 2011|By DON AINES |

HAGERSTOWN — A Hagerstown man accused of shooting a man in the foot on Nov. 14 has been charged with attempted second-degree murder.

A Washington County District Court judge Wednesday raised the bail for Nevelle Isaac Pierre, 25, of 432 Gandy Dancer Court from $500,000 to $750,000 during a bond hearing.

Pierre faces a total of 24 criminal counts, including three counts each of armed robbery, robbery and first- and second-degree assault, according to court records.

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Nov. 14, Hagerstown police were called to an apartment on the 400 block of Summit Avenue for a report of a home-invasion robbery, the application for statement of charges said.

Officers found Antoine Williams on a bed in the apartment with a gunshot wound to the “front toe” area of his right foot, the charging documents said.

Williams told police he was in the apartment with his roommate, Charles Johnson, and a friend, Travis Stoner, when three men entered, one of them armed with a handgun, the documents said.

One of the men demanded money and took $30 from Williams, and $200 and a cellphone from Stoner, the documents said.

The gunman then shot Williams in the foot, and the three intruders left, the documents said. Another roommate, Wayne Young, was in his bedroom and unaware of the robbery until the shot was fired.

A co-worker later told Johnson that Pierre was the alleged gunman, and Young found Facebook photos of Pierre that he e-mailed to Johnson and Williams, the documents said.

Both Johnson and Williams identified Pierre as the alleged shooter, the documents said.

Police charged Pierre on Nov. 18, the documents said.

The other two alleged intruders were not identified in the charging documents.

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