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July 13, 2013
A Big Pool man was taken into custody Saturday morning following an altercation in which shots were fired, according to a Maryland State Police news release. Daniel Lapole, 31, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, having a handgun in a vehicle, use of a firearm in a violent crime and reckless endangerment, according to Washington County District Court records. State police troopers and Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to 12021 Big Pool Road following a 1:05 a.m. report of shots fired, troopers said.
By DAVE MCMILLION | | July 9, 2013
City police on Tuesday arrested a 23-year-old Hagerstown man following an afternoon argument that started at the Clarion Hotel on Dual Highway and culminated when a gunshot was fired through a rear window of a vehicle near the intersection of Dual Highway and Edgewood Drive.  Andrew Martin Campos of 117 N. Mulberry St. was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, possession of a firearm in the commission of...
July 7, 2013
A 66-year-old Reading, Pa., man was in critical condition Sunday morning at the York, Pa., trauma center after he was struck in the parking lot of the Chambersburg-area Lowe's Home Improvement Center on Saturday and his head hit the pavement, according to Pennsylvania State Police. State police have not released the name of the victim, Trooper Justin Long said. Alonzo John Weeks, 29, of Chambersburg, was charged with aggravated assault, according to a news release from the state police.
July 3, 2013
The Hagerstown Police Department has charged a third person in a June 16 assault near Sheetz at 301 E. Washington St., according to Washington County District Court records. D'Anthony Derrell Hairston, 19, of 60 E. Washington St., in Hagerstown is charged with first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault, according to court records. Donovan Antonio Watts, 24, of 3042 Brightseat Road, Apt. 302, and Chalonda Chylease Henderson, 27, of 50 Summit Ave., Apt. 502, both of Hagerstown, were charged last week with one count each of first-degree assault and two counts each of second-degree assault, according to the application for statement of charges.
By DAN DEARTH | | June 27, 2013
Wearing chains on their wrists and ankles, four more alleged gang members charged in an indictment earlier this month with engaging in a gun battle in the Jonathan Street area in April appeared Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court for a second day of bond review hearings. On Wednesday, similar hearings were also held for five men and two juveniles who were charged as adults in connection with the case. All of those charged were taken into custody this week after being indicted earlier this month, Washington County Deputy State's Attorney Steve Kessell said Wednesday.
By DAN DEARTH | | June 26, 2013
Five men and two juveniles who were charged in an indictment earlier this month with participating in a gang-related shooting near Jonathan Street in Hagerstown appeared for bond review hearings Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court. Seven others who also were charged in the indictment likely will appear for bond review hearings Thursday, Washington County Deputy State's Attorney Steven Kessell said. Kessell said he believed authorities picked up the men over the course of the last few days.
June 20, 2013
Two people were taken to Meritus Medical Center after they were assaulted early Sunday at a convenience store on Dual Highway in Hagerstown, Hagerstown police said. Lt. Tom Langston said the assault occurred early Sunday, when an argument among several people escalated into a fight at the Sheetz store at 301 E. Washington St. He said he wasn't sure how badly the assault victims were injured. Police have identified suspects, Langston said, but no one had been charged as of Thursday morning.
By DAN DEARTH | | June 20, 2013
Hagerstown police have begun to step up patrols in the city's parks to curb violence among and against homeless people who frequent those areas. Lt. Tom Langston said the most recent act of violence was reported Thursday morning, when a homeless woman showed up at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. She told law-enforcement authorities that she had been beaten by her homeless boyfriend at City Park. “She was struck in the face and had injuries consistent with being knocked down,” Langston said.
By DAN DEARTH | | June 11, 2013
A Washington County Circuit Court judge Tuesday granted a continuance for a Myersville, Md., man who was shot several times by police last year during an incident at a park-and-ride lot near Boonsboro. James Jacob Jardina, 46, was charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun in a crime of violence, possession of a stolen handgun and other offenses in the June 10, 2012, confrontation with police at the lot on Mapleville Road off Interstate 70. Jardina, wearing gray pants with no belt and a blue button-downed shirt, entered the courtroom Tuesday with the assistance of a walker.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | May 28, 2013
A Martinsburg man accused of a violent attack in August 2012 that left a woman “unrecognizable” with multiple facial fractures faces a sentence of at least 15 years behind bars. Christopher C. Dawson, 23, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to six counts of malicious assault, three counts of domestic battery and entered an Alford plea to one count of second-degree sexual assault. Under an Alford plea, a defendant doesn't admit guilt, but acknowledges the prosecution has sufficient evidence to gain a conviction.
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