August 7, 2012
A Frederick, Md., man has been charged with breaking into his former girlfriend's Hagerstown home on Tuesday and pulling a knife on her, police said. Libni Hernandez, 18, of 1467 Key Parkway in Frederick, was charged with one count each of first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, fourth-degree sex offense, malicious destruction of property and reckless endangerment, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release.
June 7, 2011
A Chambersburg woman faces charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child after her 4-year-old stepson was injured in March, according to Chambersburg Borough Police. Michele Hunter, 26, of East Vine Street, is charged with one count each of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children. The boy's father, William M. Hunter Sr., 25, of 628 Barlow Ave., Deptford, N.J., is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, police said in a news release.
January 6, 2013
Police who responded to 55 S. Potomac Street Sunday afternoon to check on an individual found a male who appeared to have been assaulted, according to a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman. The victim, who police did not identify, was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, said Lt. Tom Langston. Police responded the scene at about 1 p.m. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 301-790-3700, ext. 234.
February 10, 2011
A Greencastle man who is accused of pointing a pistol at a woman and choking her in an Antrim Township home on Wednesday has been charged with aggravated assault, Pennsylvania State Police said. Dondi Lee Barhart, 53, also was charged with one count each of simple assault, terroristic threats, reckless endangering and harassment, according to a state police press release. The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. in a home in the 1900 block of Shinham Road, where Barhart allegedly pointed a pistol at the woman and put her in a choke hold, troopers said.
March 23, 2013
A man was charged with assault early Saturday after a brief standoff with police on East Baltimore Street in Hagerstown, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release. Joshua Aaron Kershner, 30, address not provided, also was charged with false imprisonment, police said. Police said they were called Saturday at about 1:30 a.m. for a report of an assault at a residence in the first block of East Baltimore Street. When officers arrived, they discovered that Kershner and two other people were inside the home, but refused to answer the door, police said.
June 12, 2012
Hagerstown police said they are searching for three men who assaulted and robbed a man Thursday morning in an alley at the rear of 42 Broadway. The victim told police that three men pushed him to the ground at about 4:55 a.m. Thursday, then kicked and punched him before taking his backpack, according to a police department news release. Police said the backpack contained clothing, electronics and medication. Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700, ext. 234.
May 22, 2013
A man accused of shooting a Martinsburg resident in June 2012 was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury seated in Berkeley County Circuit Court on counts of attempted murder and three other related charges. Desmond L. Davis, 23, of no fixed address, also was indicted on counts of malicious assault, wanton endangerment and unlawful shooting, according to an indictment released Tuesday by Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely's office. Davis was among 20 people indicted Tuesday by the grand jury, which is expected to reconvene today, according to Games-Neely's office.
January 12, 2012
A Waynesboro, Pa., businessman has been charged with stripping another man down to his underwear and assaulting him Wednesday in the back of a store on West Main Street, the Waynesboro Police Department said. Phillip Crawford, 39, of Waynesboro, was charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and kidnapping, according to a police department news release. Police said they responded at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday to a disturbance at Crawford's business, Just Because, at 42 W. Main St. When officers arrived, Crawford told them that a man who was high on drugs attempted to steal from the store and ran out wearing only his underwear, the release said.
August 5, 2011
Two Hedgesville men pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to aiding and abetting the assault of a U.S. postal clerk on July 30, 2009, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Brothers Jordan Tyler Kesecker and Justin Aaron Kesecker, who are free on bond pending sentencing, each face a maximum of eight years in prison after entering the plea, according to the news release from U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfield II Authorities alleged they aided and abetted in the assault with the intent to rob the clerk of $5,000, the release said.
August 13, 2011
A Hagerstown man who jumped from a third-story Potomac Street window following a domestic incident on Aug. 5 has been charged by city police with assault, firearm and drug violations. Carlos Lamont Jackson, 37, of 41 1/2 S. Potomac Street, Apartment 3, was being held Friday at Washington County Detention Center on $350,000 bond, an official with the detention center said. Jackson is charged with second-degree assault, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, and possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to court documents.