Bond for man charged with assault of officer raised to $1 million

April 23, 2012|By DON AINES |
  • Jarvel Fostion
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A Hagerstown man accused of pulling a gun on a city police officer Friday morning received first aid from another officer after he was stabbed six months ago.

Jarvel Quincy Murice Fostion, 18, of 106 W. Bethel St., Apt. B, had his bond raised from $200,000 to $1 million during a bail-review hearing Monday in Washington County District Court.

On Oct. 9, 2011, Fostion was the victim in a stabbing on North Street, according to court records.

“He had a lung injury and the officer was able to stabilize it,” Police Chief Arthur Smith said Monday about Fostion. Officer Jon Molineuax administered first aid to Fostion that night, Smith said.

The teenager charged as an adult in that case, Maurice Davoughn McMillan, 16, is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday to determine whether his case will be transferred to juvenile court, Assistant State’s Attorney Michele Hansen said Monday.

“He is part of this gang that has been committing all kinds of crimes in the county,” Assistant State’s Attorney Gina Cirincion said of Fostion during Monday’s bail review hearing before District Judge Dana Moylan Wright. “It’s been termed in the paper ‘a reign of terror,’” she said.

That was a term Deputy State’s Attorney Joseph Michael used last week during a bond hearing for another Hagerstown man, Eric Shaquille Baymon, 19, who is charged in an April 11 shooting incident on Lee Street. Michael said Baymon, his confederates and their enemies have been implicated in a series of violent crimes in the past year.

Fostion is charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and four firearms offenses in the incident that occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Friday in the 100 block of Church St., court records show. An officer saw two occupied vehicles parked in front of a closed business, the application for statement of charges said.

Fostion, a passenger in a Nissan Murano, told the officer he had no identification and gave his name as “Tre,” the charging document said. The officer saw him patting his waistband while being questioned, the document said.

The officer radioed for a K-9 team, at which time Fostion pushed the officer, the charging document said. The officer grabbed Fostion by the shirt with one hand and, when Fostion pulled the handgun, the officer struck him on the head with his flashlight, the document said.

Still holding the gun, Fostion ran onto Prospect Street, where he dropped the weapon, the charging document said. The officer recovered the loaded .22-caliber pistol, but Fostion escaped on foot, the document said.

Police later learned Fostion was at the Super 8 Motel on Dual Highway, where he was taken into custody at about 11:40 p.m. Friday, police said.

Fostion had been found delinquent as a juvenile for robbery and escape, Cirincion told Wright. As an adult, he has a 2011 second-degree assault conviction in Frederick County, for which he received a 60-day sentence and probation, court records show.

“Since I came home in June, I’ve been stopped by the police and task force several times,” Fostion told Wright by closed-circuit television from the county detention center. “They didn’t find anything on me,” he said.

In the October stabbing, city police went to the 600 block of North Locust Street, where they found Fostion with five stab wounds to his torso, according to the application for statement of charges in McMillan’s case. Fostion was taken to Meritus Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, the charging document said.

Witnesses told police Fostion approached McMillan, who lived at 623 N. Locust St., and a fight broke out, the charging document said. The two had been texting back and forth that evening about McMillan having stolen property from Fostion’s friends, the document said.

McMillan is charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, court records show.

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