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Hagerstown man charged with second-degree attempted murder

May 07, 2012|By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN — A Hagerstown man was charged by city police with second-degree attempted murder in connection with allegations that a woman was choked, beaten, bitten and threatened Sunday morning in a room at the Super 8 Motel on Dual Highway.

Daviel Lamont Andre Richardson, 25, of 157 S. Potomac St., Apt. 3, also was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and false imprisonment, according to Washington County District Court records. He was being held Monday on $350,000 bond.

Police were called to the Super 8 at 1220 Dual Highway at 3:50 a.m. and met with a woman who had a large bite mark on her face, and scratches to her face, neck and arms, the statement of probable cause said. She told officers she was staying in the motel with Richardson, whom she called her boyfriend, and her 1-year-old son, the document said.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, she and Richardson got into an argument when she found another female had called his cellphone, the charging document said. The document alleged the woman was strangled to the point she blacked out for a few seconds, then was punched in the face, had her head banged against a wall and was kicked in the stomach.

The woman yelled for help and ran to the bed to shelter her son, and her alleged attacker broke a wine bottle, put it to her throat and threatened to kill her if she continued to scream, the charging document said. 

The woman told police she was held against her will for about two hours before escaping with her son while Richardson was in the bathroom, the charging document said.

Police spotted Richardson in the first block of South Cannon Avenue at 4:25 a.m. and took him into custody, the charging document said.

Richardson is scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 30.

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