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NEWS
March 12, 1999
A Hagerstown man charged with rape was found guilty of second-degree assault Friday by a Washington County Circuit Court jury. Clifford Raymon Bosley Jr., 27, formerly of the 200 block of South Prospect Street, was acquitted of second-degree rape and a second-degree sex offense, according to court records. Bosley, who was indicted last June in the Jan. 25, 1998, attack, will remain free on bond pending sentencing. The maximum penalty for second-degree assault is 10 years in prison.
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NEWS
July 2, 1998
A Funkstown man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison with nine of those years suspended for assaulting a woman, leaving her in a pool of blood, an official said. Wesley Morgan Armstrong on Thursday entered an Alford plea to second-degree assault in Washington County Circuit Court, said Assistant State's Attorney Gina Cirincion. Under an Alford plea, a defendant admits the state has enough evidence to convict, but does not admit guilt. Armstrong also was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and 100 hours of community service, Cirincion said.
NEWS
October 2, 2005
HAGERSTOWN The Hagerstown Police Department was investigating a reported assault early Saturday on a 22-year-old male in the 300 block of North Jonathan Street, according to a department release. The police account said that officers responded to the Washington County Hospital emergency department after a patient arrived with apparent knife wounds. The victim, whose name has not been released, had lacerations to his face and neck and told police he was attacked by an unknown assailant during an altercation, according to the release.
NEWS
May 1, 2006
The Washington County Sheriff's Department was looking for a white man with a medium build who allegedly assaulted a woman Sunday on Amanda Lane at Hagerstown North Trailer Park. According to the Sheriff's Department, the victim reported being approached by a stranger who assaulted her and attempted to sexually assault her before she escaped about 3 p.m. Sunday. The man, who was last seen on Amanda Lane, was between the ages of 25 and 30, and was about 5 feet 7 inches tall, police said.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | September 23, 2004
A 15-year-old boy was found to be delinquent Wednesday in connection with a July assault on a man in an alley behind Holiday Motel in downtown Hagerstown. Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell, sitting in juvenile court, ordered the youth sent to the Thomas B. Finan Center's child and adolescent unit, where a psychological evaluation and a drug and alcohol assessment are to be performed prior to his disposition. During a brief trial, the victim, motel resident Donald Bates, testified that he was assaulted by three males in an alley behind the motel on July 27 at about 2:30 a.m. Bates testified that one of the males approached him and asked for $5, and when he said he had no money, one of them punched him. He said that the other two group members, one of whom he said was the 15-year-old, kicked him in the ribs and stomach while he was trying to get up from the ground.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | June 1, 2000
A Hancock man who admitted pointing a gun at his brother during a Jan. 4 argument was given a six-year suspended prison sentence Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court. In exchange for Joseph Patrick Fotta's guilty plea to a second-degree assault charge, charges of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment were dropped. Fotta told Judge Donald Beachley he was sorry "the whole thing had to happen. " Maryland State Police were called to a residence on reports of a disturbance around 9 p.m. The defendant's brother, Steven Fotta, told them a .22-caliber rifle had been pointed at him and shots had been fired.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 15, 2011
A woman who allegedly assaulted the principal at Hickory Elementary School in Halfway Thursday afternoon had been told she could not pick up her daughter, according to the statement of probable cause filed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Delores Thornton, 44, of 17403 Fair Oaks Court, Hagerstown, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault and one count of disturbing the operation of a school, the charging documents said. During a bond review hearing Friday, Washington County District Court Judge Dana Moylan Wright kept Thornton's bond at $3,000.
NEWS
August 25, 2012
A Hagerstown man was among three people charged in a Friday night theft and assault at a Frederick liquor store, Frederick police said. Kiancey Jamel Slocumb, who turned 21 on Friday, was charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, theft under $100 and criminal conspiracy to commit theft, police said. His address was listed as the 300 block of South Potomac Street in Hagerstown. At 6:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at Westridge Liquors at 1045 W. Patrick St., police said.
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