March 5, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer Police in Martinsburg, W.Va., on Tuesday arrested a man wanted in connection with an incident in Hagerstown in which several shots were fired at a man who escaped uninjured. Paul Edward Thomas, 26, of 1324 Jay Drive, Hagerstown, was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail near Martinsburg on a fugitive warrant, Martinsburg City Police said. Hagerstown City Police have filed court papers charging Thomas with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a handgun on person and carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure.
December 22, 2007
Woman wanted in Philadelphia slaying arrested here A woman wanted by Philadelphia police in the slaying of her 53-year-old mother was arrested Thursday night near Hagerstown, police said. Jahina Damon, 31, address unkown, was wanted on murder and arson charges after allegedly shooting Lolita Lee in her Philadelphia home Thursday morning. Damon allegedly fired shots at two other people in the house and set the home on fire, according to a spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department.
December 10, 2008
Bond was denied Wednesday for a Hagerstown man charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of another local man on Summit Avenue in October, according to Washington County District Court records. Washington County District Judge Mark Thomas ordered that Kevin Valentino Franklin continue to be held without bond, records show. Franklin, 38, of 322 S. Potomac St., was charged in a warrant with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and other crimes in connection with the fatal shooting of Larry Boyce.
February 17, 2012
Authorities Friday arrested a 31-year-old fugitive from Virginia at an Inwood, W.Va., residence, the U.S. Marshal Service said. Fred Hasenbaughler III, who was believed to be living at Chantilly Lane, was wanted on charges of obtaining money on false pretenses in Virginia, Deputy U.S. Marshal Michael Ulrich said in a news release. Task force members from the U.S. Marshals Service, West Virginia State Police, Martinsburg Police Department and West Virginia Parole located Hasenbaughler in a residence on Tabler Station Road in Inwood, authorities said.
February 26, 2002
Two Berkeley Springs, W.Va., men who police allege were involved in a Feb. 18 robbery at the North End Liquor Store in Hancock were being held in a West Virginia jail Monday evening. Larry Scot Somers, 20, of Jim West Road, and Jessie Michael Johnson, 20, no street address available, were each charged with armed robbery, theft, first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said. Somers and Johnson were being held at the Eastern Regional Jail Monday awaiting extradition to Maryland, state police said.
November 20, 2006
Two Virginia men were charged in connection with burglarizing car dealerships in several Pennsylvania counties last fall, according to a Pennsylvania State Police written release. Curtis Allen, 26, of Winchester, Va., and Jarret Mann, 19, of Stephens City, Va., were charged in connection with 22 separate offenses committed between September and November 2005 at car dealerships in Franklin, Fulton, Adams and Cumberland counties, the release states. The men were charged with multiple counts of burglary and theft, Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. John Lawler said.
January 12, 2011
The Franklin County (Pa.) Sheriff's Office said Wednesday it arrested a Waynesboro, Pa., area man on a rape warrant from Missouri. Mitchell Lee Hudson, 19, was taken into custody without incident at his Scott Road home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff's deputies said in a news release. Hudson is charged in Newton County, Mo., with forcible rape on May 1, 2010, the news release states. Deputies said Hudson was on probation in Franklin County for corruption of a minor. He was taken to Franklin County Jail on a fugitive charge, and bail was set at $75,000, according to the release.
April 6, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Baltimore County police released further information this weekend about the man arrested Friday in Chambersburg on a first-degree murder charge. Edward Allen Harris, 27, was arrested on a warrant at 8 a.m. Friday at 653 Heintzelman Ave., which is in Hamilton Township, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police, who made the arrest. Harris was awaiting extradition to Maryland at the time of a news release issued Saturday morning by Baltimore County police.
August 11, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A former Martinsburg man indicted on counts of first-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual abuse by a custodian and incest involving a 5-year-old girl was captured in Manassas, Va., according to a press release from West Virginia State Police. The man was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force with the assistance of the Prince William County (Va.) Police Department, Sgt. D.E. Boober said in the release. The indictment was handed up by a Berkeley County grand jury in May 2005 and stems from an alleged incident in 2002, police said.
July 16, 2012
A Hagerstown man was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for the January 2011 shooting death of Damon M. Scott. Brock Jerome Smith, who pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in May, was ordered by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes to pay $15,000 in restitution. In a separate hearing Monday, Smith waived extradition to Washington County, Md., where he faces prosecution for a probation violation, court officials said. Scott was shot just after 3 a.m. Jan. 15, 2011, outside of Club Zero, which operated at 1774 Winchester Ave., just south of Martinsburg.