Hagerstown teen charged in stabbing will be tried as adult

April 27, 2012|By DON AINES |
  • Maurice McMillan
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HAGERSTOWN — A 16-year-old charged with stabbing a Hagerstown man last year will be tried as an adult after his motion to have the case transferred to juvenile court was denied this week in Washington County Circuit Court.

Following a transfer hearing Wednesday afternoon, Judge Frederick C. Wright III ruled that the case of Maurice Davoughn McMillan would remain in adult criminal court, court records said.

McMillan, of 623 N. Locust St., Hagerstown, is charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, court records said. He is accused of stabbing Jarvel Fostion of Hagerstown five times in the torso on the night of Oct. 9, 2011, during an altercation outside
McMillan’s home, Hagerstown police charging documents said.

“The victim in this case was recently arrested for pulling a gun on a Hagerstown police officer,” McMillan’s attorney, Robin Ficker, told Wright at Wednesday’s hearing.

Wright said that was not relevant to the hearing.

Fostion, 18, is accused of pulling a handgun on a city police officer on the morning of April 20, according to the application for statement of charges filed by Hagerstown police.

Fostion was arrested later that day in a motel and is charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and four firearms violations, court records said. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Washington County District Court on May 16.

McMillan’s next Circuit Court appearance is May 1, court records said.

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