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by STACEY DANZUSO | February 3, 2003
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man stabbed with a butcher knife in his home Sunday morning is in stable condition, police and hospital officials said. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Aaron Myers and Derek Anthony Shoemaker, 21, of Waynesboro, Pa., became involved in a verbal argument in Myers' Warm Spring Road home around 2 a.m. The fight escalated to physical violence, with the two men shoving and bumping into each other, police said. At some point, Shoemaker allegedly grabbed a butcher knife from the kitchen counter and began waving it at Myers, police said.
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By ERIN JULIUS | April 13, 2009
Hagerstown police are looking for the man who robbed the Subway restaurant at 1201 Dual Highway on Monday. A female employee was the only person in the store at about 10:20 a.m., when a man displaying what was described as a butcher knife entered the store and jumped the counter, Lt. Mark Holtzman said. The robber forced the employee away from the cash register and took money out of the drawer, Holtzman said. He then forced the woman into the back of the store and fled, the lieutenant said.
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January 14, 2002
Police log for Sunday, Jan. 13 Hagerstown man charged in stabbing A Hagerstown man was charged with first-degree assault Saturday after his former girlfriend was stabbed in the face with a butcher knife, Hagerstown City Police said. George Kevin Saunders is accused of stabbing the woman who resided at 610 Adams Ave. in Hagerstown with a large butcher knife at about 2:45 a.m. before fleeing on foot shortly before police arrived to investigate a domestic dispute, police said.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | February 4, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man charged with attempting to kill another man with a butcher knife Sunday morning was in Franklin County Prison Monday and scheduled for a preliminary hearing next week, police and court officials said. Derek Anthony Shoemaker, 21, was charged with one count each of criminal intent to commit criminal homicide, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, according to court documents.
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January 13, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg man was charged with malicious wounding Monday in connection with a stabbing at his home, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Richard Charles Taylor, 53, of 104 Swartz St., was arraigned Tuesday morning by Magistrate JoAnn Overington, who set a $10,000 bond for Taylor. The victim and several witnesses said the victim and Taylor had been arguing, but neither would tell Martinsburg Police Department patrolman S.A. Shelton what the fight was about, according to the officer's complaint.
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By ERIN JULIUS | December 28, 2007
A Hagerstown woman was sentenced to five years in prison, all of which were suspended, Thursday for chasing a former boyfriend in the area of North Jonathan Street while she wielded a butcher knife. Marcella Denise Rhoads, 42, formerly of 326 Henry Ave., had pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment in connection with the incident during an earlier hearing in Washington County Circuit Court. Charges of first- and second-degree assault were dropped as part of the plea agreement. Officers who responded to the scene July 27 found Rhoads screaming profanities.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | March 24, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged Tuesday in connection with a knifepoint robbery at a small grocery store Monday night. Brian Clinton Walls, 33, of 122 Five Point Ave., was charged with a felony count of aggravated robbery after he gave police a statement admitting that he robbed the store because he needed heroin, according to allegations contained in a two-page criminal complaint filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court.
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September 24, 1998
Man charged with assault A Washington County Sheriff's Department deputy was flagged down Tuesday around 6 p.m. by a man who claimed he was being threatened by a man with a butcher knife in the 13200 block of Maugansville Road. Deputy Jim Holsinger went down a lane and found a man holding a knife, police reports said. Marvin Lee Mellott Sr., 60, was charged with first-degree assault, assault with a deadly weapon and reckless endangerment. Mellott posted 5,000 bond Wednesday.
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July 6, 2006
Shopping center statue destroyed Maryland State Police were investigating Tuesday the destruction of a statue worth more than $12,000. According to police, a metal sculpture and fountain in the court area of South Pointe Shopping Center on East Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown was destroyed sometime between 11 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Anyone with information may call police at 301-739-2101. Sheriff's deputies respond to calls The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls since Monday, Lt. Mark Knight said: Tuesday: · From 4 p.m. Tuesday to 6:44 a.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to 16 fireworks complaints throughout the county.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | August 27, 2012
A man who was shot Saturday by a Berkeley County sheriff's deputy was armed with what appeared to be a rifle and was holding a knife to a woman's neck outside a Falling Waters, W.Va., residence in a tense confrontation that ended in gunfire, police said Monday. Raymond Wallace II, 23, was shot once in the hip by sheriff's deputy Ralph Pierce, who fired his weapon four times, police said. Warrants charging Wallace with kidnapping, attempted robbery, attempted arson and second-degree sexual assault were issued Saturday, police said.  Wallace, who was flown to a Washington, D.C.-area hospital for treatment, now faces extradition back to Berkeley County to be arraigned on the charges, police said.
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By ERIN JULIUS | April 13, 2009
Hagerstown police are looking for the man who robbed the Subway restaurant at 1201 Dual Highway on Monday. A female employee was the only person in the store at about 10:20 a.m., when a man displaying what was described as a butcher knife entered the store and jumped the counter, Lt. Mark Holtzman said. The robber forced the employee away from the cash register and took money out of the drawer, Holtzman said. He then forced the woman into the back of the store and fled, the lieutenant said.
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January 13, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg man was charged with malicious wounding Monday in connection with a stabbing at his home, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Richard Charles Taylor, 53, of 104 Swartz St., was arraigned Tuesday morning by Magistrate JoAnn Overington, who set a $10,000 bond for Taylor. The victim and several witnesses said the victim and Taylor had been arguing, but neither would tell Martinsburg Police Department patrolman S.A. Shelton what the fight was about, according to the officer's complaint.
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By ERIN JULIUS | December 28, 2007
A Hagerstown woman was sentenced to five years in prison, all of which were suspended, Thursday for chasing a former boyfriend in the area of North Jonathan Street while she wielded a butcher knife. Marcella Denise Rhoads, 42, formerly of 326 Henry Ave., had pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment in connection with the incident during an earlier hearing in Washington County Circuit Court. Charges of first- and second-degree assault were dropped as part of the plea agreement. Officers who responded to the scene July 27 found Rhoads screaming profanities.
NEWS
July 6, 2006
Shopping center statue destroyed Maryland State Police were investigating Tuesday the destruction of a statue worth more than $12,000. According to police, a metal sculpture and fountain in the court area of South Pointe Shopping Center on East Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown was destroyed sometime between 11 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Anyone with information may call police at 301-739-2101. Sheriff's deputies respond to calls The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls since Monday, Lt. Mark Knight said: Tuesday: · From 4 p.m. Tuesday to 6:44 a.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to 16 fireworks complaints throughout the county.
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by TIM ROWLAND | August 2, 2005
Editor's note: This column first was published July 14, 1997. I always knew that firefighters were brave, yet I never knew how brave. Never knew, that is, until a couple of them burst into my house last week and put up a smoke detector. Here's the background. I'd just returned home from the gym and was completely drenched. And not drenched in Kool-Aid, I might add. The house was a wreck and I was mean and grumpy and had just decided to either wash the dishes or throw them out the window a la Lisa Douglas on Green Acres.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | April 19, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely said Monday that two West Virginia State Police troopers fired 18 rounds toward Michael B. Yurish last week as Yurish advanced toward his wife and police with a butcher knife. "There were 18 rounds fired," Games-Neely said. "Not all 18 entered the body. " Yurish, 51, was pronounced dead in the living room of Joy Yurish's house at 92 Hedrick Ave. in Martinsburg. Joy Yurish was Michael Yurish's estranged wife.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | April 13, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - About nine minutes passed between the time two West Virginia State Police troopers were dispatched to Joy Yurish's Martinsburg home and the time they shot her knife-wielding estranged husband dead, West Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Lisa Lambert said Tuesday. Michael Bosworth Yurish, 51, was shot at 2:48 a.m. Monday in the living room of Joy Yurish's 92 Hedrick Avenue home by two unnamed troopers who witnessed Michael Yurish "going towards her with the knife to stab her with the knife," said Lambert, of the Charles Town, W.Va.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | March 24, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged Tuesday in connection with a knifepoint robbery at a small grocery store Monday night. Brian Clinton Walls, 33, of 122 Five Point Ave., was charged with a felony count of aggravated robbery after he gave police a statement admitting that he robbed the store because he needed heroin, according to allegations contained in a two-page criminal complaint filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court.
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by LAURA ERNDE | May 15, 2003
By LAURA ERNDE laurae@herald-mail.com As Hagerstown City Police officers remembered their fallen comrades Wednesday, Sgt. Mark Knight recalled how dangerously close he came to dying in the line of duty last year. On Sept. 17, 2002, Knight was patrolling the streets when he was shot by one of two men he was chasing. The bullet grazed the left side of his head without doing serious damage. Knight, 47, said not a day goes by that he doesn't think about the shooting.
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