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Hagerstown man accused of threatening man with gun on Christmas Eve

December 28, 2011

Hagerstown police have charged a city man with allegedly threatening a man with a handgun on Christmas Eve.

Tony Grant, 24, whose last known address was 408 N. Prospect St., is charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, carrying a handgun and using a firearm in a crime of violence, according to the statement of charges.

Grant was jailed on $150,000 bond, according to Washington County District Court records.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police were called to North Potomac Street for a report of an assault, the charging documents said. Gary Wayne Linton Jr., 19, told police he had been confronted by a group of males and females on the first block of West Church Street.

Linton told police that Grant summoned him over to the group and told him he owed one of the females money. When Linton told Grant he neither knew the woman nor owed her money, Grant pulled out a handgun and pointed it at Linton's chest, the documents said.

Linton said another person showed him a bullet and said it was for him, the documents said.

Grant then told Linton to leave, but as he was walking away, he was struck and knocked down, the documents said. Linton told police he did not know who struck him.

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— Don Aines

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