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Three Hagerstown men face murder charges in death of Frederick County man

January 07, 2012

WESTMINSTER, Md. — Four men, including three from Hagerstown, were arrested Saturday and have been charged in connection with the death of a Frederick County, Md., man who died in September 2011 following an assault at a Keymar, Md., bar in August 2011, according to a Maryland State Police news release.

John D. Robey, 52, and his two sons, Thomas J. Robey, 22, and Jonathan L. Robey, 20, all of the 9800 block of Crossfield Road in Hagerstown, each were charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, first-degree assault and second-degree assault in the death of Craig E. Myers, 26, of the 10000 block of Rocky Ridge Road in Rocky Ridge, Md., according to the release.

John Robey and his two sons had lived on Main Street in Woodsboro, Md., at the time of the assault. They since had moved to Hagerstown, according to the release.

Michael J. “Hank” Grimes, 48, of the 11000 block of Woodsboro Creagerstown Road in Woodsboro, was charged with manslaughter and second-degree assault in Myers’ death, according to the release.

The arrests were made after they were indicted Thursday by a grand jury in Carroll County, Md., according to the release.

The four men were being held without bond at the Carroll County Detention Center, according to the release.

Myers died Sept. 2, 2011, at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. An autopsy determined that Myers died from blunt force trauma and the death was ruled a homicide, according to the release.

The assault occurred Aug. 28, 2011, around 9:15 p.m., when troopers from the Westminster barrack were dispatched to a bar in the 6600 block of Middleburg Road in Keymar, according to the release.

When troopers arrived, they found Myers unresponsive and he was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the trauma center, the release said.

The investigation determined that Myers had been involved in an altercation with one or more people in the bar. The altercation led to a physical assault, during which Myers sustained life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

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