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By DON AINES | May 25, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- A state prison inmate charged with holding a disciplinary hearing officer at knifepoint entered into a plea agreement Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court that reduced by 20 years the sentence he originally received during a 2005 jury trial. Talbert Parran, 47, pleaded guilty to false imprisonment of a Division of Correction employee and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer to 10 years in prison, to be served consecutively with sentences he is serving.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | June 7, 2005
A Hagerstown man pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree assault and false imprisonment in connection with a December 2004 incident, but was sentenced on only one count, pending notification of his acceptance into a Frederick halfway house. Harold Joshua Sisk III, 27, whose last known address was 491 Mitchell Ave., was sentenced by Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III to serve one year at the Washington County Detention Center for the second-degree assault count.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 10, 2013
A Sharpsburg man charged this week with raping a woman in November was being held without bail at the Washington County Detention Center. Alexander Scott Walter Sr., 23, of 16727 Sprecher Road, is charged with first- and second-degree rape, first-, second-, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses, two counts of second-degree assault, false imprisonment, theft and malicious destruction of property, according to District Court records. Though the alleged incident occurred Nov. 16, the application for statement of charges was privately filed by the alleged victim on Wednesday, according to court records.
NEWS
May 27, 2010
Hunt continues for young bear on prowl in Hagerstown Two in custody after Clear Spring business owner foils break-in try Warrant issued for man charged with smuggling cigarettes Inmate's sentence reduced by 20 years in false imprisonment Lesher's no-hitter puts Blazers in state final
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January 29, 2005
SMITHSBURG - A Brunswick, Md., man has been charged with breaking into a home on South Main Street in Smithsburg and sexually assaulting a woman. Smithsburg Police said Kevin Alexander Brown, 33, of 620 Souder Road, has been charged with second-degree sex offense, false imprisonment, harassment, second-degree assault and trespassing on private property. Police said in a news release that Brown allegedly broke into the home early Monday and assaulted the woman. The woman was not physically injured, police said.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | October 11, 2006
Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell on Tuesday ordered a 23-year-old Hagerstown man to serve 30 years in prison for a New Year's Eve sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman, according to court documents. Charelles Lamar Jones-Harris, whose last known address was 843 W. Washington St., was found guilty of second-degree assault, false imprisonment, sodomy and two counts each of second-degree and fourth-degree sex offense by a circuit court jury in July, according to court records.
NEWS
September 14, 1999
A city man wanted in connection with a Dale Street home invasion turned himself in to Hagerstown City Police Monday, police said. Steven Vincent Dillinger, 21, of 427 W. Franklin St., was charged with burglary, use of a handgun in a crime, and three counts each of second-degree assault, three counts of robbery, and false imprisonment. He was being held Tuesday on $75,000 bond. On Aug. 22, police were called to 819 Dale St. for reports that three men had broken in, tied up two women and robbed and assaulted a male resident.
NEWS
November 16, 2005
A Hagerstown man was found guilty of second-degree assault Tuesday and sentenced to five months in jail, with five months suspended, according to Washington County District Court documents. Edward Eugene Houser Sr., 41, of 401 Brookline Ave., was charged in October with first-degree assault, false imprisonment, reckless endangerment and having an unregistered gun, documents state. Those charges were dismissed Tuesday. In addition to the suspended jail sentence, Houser was sentenced to one year of supervised probation, documents state.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
March 23, 2013
A man was charged with assault early Saturday after a brief standoff with police on East Baltimore Street in Hagerstown, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release. Joshua Aaron Kershner, 30, address not provided, also was charged with false imprisonment, police said. Police said they were called Saturday at about 1:30 a.m. for a report of an assault at a residence in the first block of East Baltimore Street. When officers arrived, they discovered that Kershner and two other people were inside the home, but refused to answer the door, police said.
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March 23, 2013
A man was charged with assault early Saturday after a brief standoff with police on East Baltimore Street in Hagerstown, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release. Joshua Aaron Kershner, 30, address not provided, also was charged with false imprisonment, police said. Police said they were called Saturday at about 1:30 a.m. for a report of an assault at a residence in the first block of East Baltimore Street. When officers arrived, they discovered that Kershner and two other people were inside the home, but refused to answer the door, police said.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 10, 2013
A Sharpsburg man charged this week with raping a woman in November was being held without bail at the Washington County Detention Center. Alexander Scott Walter Sr., 23, of 16727 Sprecher Road, is charged with first- and second-degree rape, first-, second-, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses, two counts of second-degree assault, false imprisonment, theft and malicious destruction of property, according to District Court records. Though the alleged incident occurred Nov. 16, the application for statement of charges was privately filed by the alleged victim on Wednesday, according to court records.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 6, 2012
A Hagerstown man wanted in the Nov. 15 robbery of the TekFlash computer repair store turned himself in to police and was being held on $125,000 bond Thursday after a bond hearing in Washington County District Court. Lamont Cortez Hardman, 41, of 321 A N. Locust St., is charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment and theft under $10,000 in the holdup at the business at 61 1/2 E. Franklin St., according to court records. Hagerstown Police went to TekFlash shortly before noon and interviewed the alleged victim, who said he was working when a man came in and asked him for $125 up front to sell two laptop computers, according to the application for statement of charges.
NEWS
May 27, 2010
Hunt continues for young bear on prowl in Hagerstown Two in custody after Clear Spring business owner foils break-in try Warrant issued for man charged with smuggling cigarettes Inmate's sentence reduced by 20 years in false imprisonment Lesher's no-hitter puts Blazers in state final
NEWS
By DON AINES | May 25, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- A state prison inmate charged with holding a disciplinary hearing officer at knifepoint entered into a plea agreement Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court that reduced by 20 years the sentence he originally received during a 2005 jury trial. Talbert Parran, 47, pleaded guilty to false imprisonment of a Division of Correction employee and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer to 10 years in prison, to be served consecutively with sentences he is serving.
NEWS
May 5, 2009
EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) -- An Emmitsburg man was behind bars Tuesday after his girlfriend told Maryland State Police he had held her captive for two nights in a bedroom with the door screwed shut and a five-gallon bucket for a toilet. Michael C. Keilholtz, 48, was charged with false imprisonment and second-degree assault after a trooper responded to a 911 hang-up call Monday morning from the home along state Route 140 about three miles east of Emmitsburg. Trooper First Class James Egros reported that when he arrived, he heard a woman screaming and saw two people through a second-floor window.
NEWS
December 13, 2008
A Hagerstown man was being held Friday night in the Washington County Detention Center after he was charged Thursday with first-degree burglary and other crimes. Police allege in charging documents that Wilvon Eric Raleigh, 22, of 241 N. Locust St., on Wednesday forced his way into the rear basement of a home in the 400 block of East Washington Street. Three armed men broke into the home, police said. Police alleged that Raleigh, also known as FB, held a semiautomatic handgun to the temple of the victim in this case.
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By ERIN JULIUS | July 2, 2008
A Virginia man was being held Tuesday at the Washington County Detention Center after Maryland Department of Natural Resources police followed him Sunday through Allegany and Washington counties. John William Holsinger, 49, of 150 N. Union St. in Alexandria, Va., was charged with false imprisonment and other crimes. DNR police in Allegany County received a call from Maryland State Police about a possible intoxicated driver, DNR spokesman Sgt. Ken Turner said. Maryland State Police did not have a trooper in the area, so DNR found the Toyota Tundra about which police had received complaints, Turner said.
NEWS
April 8, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Police say a Hagerstown man threatened to kill his wife Saturday night in a violent struggle that ended after she managed to call 911, Washington County District Court records show. Terry L. Bryan, 44, of 408 E. Franklin St., was charged with first- and second-degree assault, false imprisonment and other charges, court records show. He was being held on $75,000 bond, court records show. The victim told police her husband shoved her down and held her down several times, threatened to kill her and tried to prevent her from leaving or calling for help, Hagerstown Police Officer Thomas Kelley wrote in charging documents.
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By ERIN JULIUS | January 10, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - A Hagerstown man who was charged with crimes including first-degree rape pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in Washington County Circuit Court to second-degree assault. Paul Raymond Burris II pleaded guilty in an August encounter during which he threatened a woman with knives and made her perform sexual acts. The judge sentenced Burris, 33, of 1000 E. Noland Drive, to five years in prison, with all but 12 months suspended, to be served at the Washington County Detention Center.
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