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February 1, 1998
City man held in assault Hagerstown City Police Thursday picked up a 34-year-old man suspected of carjacking, kidnapping and assault in a Jan. 24 incident. Ronald William Curry Jr., of 914 Kuhn Ave., was being held Sunday on $102,062 bond, according to Washington County Detention Center officials. Curry is accused of accosting John Jeremy Muller, taking his car and driving around the county before stopping the car in the 8000 block of Downsville Pike, police reports said.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | September 28, 2005
WASHINGTON COUNTY pepperb@herald-mail.com An assault on a police dog in Maryland is a felony offense while an assault on a police officer is a misdemeanor. That inequality will change Oct. 1 when new state law takes effect making assaulting a police officer a felony. In a press conference Tuesday morning at Hagerstown Police Department headquarters, Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, announced that the Law Enforcement Officer Protection Act, signed into law by Gov. Robert Ehrlich in May, will make assaulting a police officer a felony offense, carrying a maximum 10 years in prison and/or a maximum $5,000 fine.
NEWS
May 15, 2013
A Hagerstown man was in Washington County Detention Center on $650,000 bond Wednesday, charged with assaulting an ex-girlfriend five times, including twice on the same day. Timothy J. Gardner, 41, no fixed address, is charged with assaulting the woman three times in December and twice on March 29, court records said. In the Dec. 18 incident, the woman filed a private criminal complaint stating Gardner grabbed her and threw her to the ground, court records said. In the same complaint, the woman stated that Gardner put a choke hold on her during a Dec. 27 altercation and threatened her with a wooden rod on Dec. 28, the document said.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 18, 2011
After an appeals court ruled that the original sentence violated a plea agreement, a Washington County Circuit Court judge Thursday reduced the prison time for a Maugansville man convicted of a 2008 assault from 17 years to 10. Rodney Wolfe, 38, formerly of 17933 Alpine Drive, was serving a 10-year sentence for second-degree assault and second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, charges to which he entered guilty pleas on Oct. 30, 2008,...
NEWS
March 19, 2001
Assault brings 5-year sentence A Hagerstown man who pleaded guilty to two assaults Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court was sentenced to five years in prison. Joshua Valentine, 20, of 911J Main Ave., also admitted to driving while his license was suspended last April. In a March 27, 1999, incident, Danielle Valentine, the defendant's wife, told police her husband was responsible for a large gash on the back of her head. In a Feb. 8, 2000 incident, Valentine was confronted at Central City Liquors on West Washington Street by the owner and his wife, who accused him of stealing, Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Gina Cirincion said.
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.
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By HEATHER KEELS | January 30, 2008
Two people were taken into custody after allegedly assaulting a police officer in the 600 block of West Washington Street at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hagerstown Police Lt. Richard Reynolds said. Two people, including one of the suspects, were transported to Washington County Hospital, Reynolds said. Reynolds said it was unclear whether the incident was related to an armed robbery that was reported at about 8:30 p.m. on Garland Groh Boulevard.
NEWS
September 10, 2002
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg woman has been charged with assaulting a school bus driver last week. Christine Denise Alston, 24, of Advantage Drive in Martinsburg, was charged with one misdemeanor count of battery on a school employee. Bus driver Helen Whittington was struck several times Thursday afternoon, according to Sgt. D.D. Forman of the West Virginia State Police. The incident happened at 3:07 p.m. when Whittington stopped her bus on Jenny Wren Drive to drop off students.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 16, 2011
A Baltimore teenager admitted to charges of second-degree assault, misdemeanor theft and distribution of cocaine Wednesday in Washington County Juvenile Court and agreed to testify in the trial of a Hagerstown teen charged in a December armed robbery. The 15-year-old boy admitted to the theft charge in the Dec. 21, 2010, holdup of the 7-Eleven store at 802 Salem Ave. in Hagerstown. Assistant Public Defender Loren Villa said the boy has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in the case against Miquan R. Broadus, 17, whose last known address was 339 S. Burhans Blvd.
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By DON AINES | July 20, 2011
A former Hagerstown man extradited from the Czech Republic earlier this year on decade-old rape charges pleaded guilty to first-degree assault Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court. Klaus Werner Vonmahr, 51, a German national, was arrested in the Czech Republic on Oct. 22, 2010, after applying for a driver's license. He was returned to Washington County in March to face charges of first- and second-degree rape, third-degree sex offense, first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault and two counts of false imprisonment in a 2000 case.
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