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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 23, 2002
Animal cruelty charges against a Hagerstown man were transferred to Washington County Circuit Court Tuesday after his attorney asked for a jury trial. Kenneth Green Jr., 53, of 115 Wakefield Road, had been on the docket for an appearance in Washington County District Court Tuesday morning until the transfer. Green was charged in June with 19 counts of cruelty to animals and nine counts of mutilation. Washington County Humane Society Executive Director Maria Procopio alleged that eight dogs, a cat and a dead Saint Bernard dog were found inside Green's house, which was filled with feces and trash.
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February 16, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man who police allege tied his dog to railroad tracks last fall was indicted Tuesday by a Berkeley County grand jury on a felony count of animal cruelty. Richard William Faircloth, 29, of 115 Swartz St., Martinsburg, could face a jury trial in Circuit Court. Faircloth was charged with tying his dog, Kujo, to the tracks behind the Adam Stephen House in Martinsburg in October 2004. The dog died after its lower jaw was cut off by a passing train, police have said.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | May 5, 2005
A Washington County Circuit jury found a Hagerstown man not guilty Tuesday of third-degree sex offense and second-degree assault in connection with a fall 2004 incident, according to court records. Joseph Franklin Dorman, 23, whose last known address was 50 Summit Ave., the Dagmar Inn, was acquitted on the charges stemming from a Nov. 30 incident in which he was alleged to have put his hands down the front of a girl's shirt and rubbed her breasts, according to charging documents.
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By DAVE McMILLION | August 12, 2009
A forged prescription case involving a Smithsburg woman is headed to Washington County Circuit Court, a Washington County District Court official said Wednesday. The case against Elizabeth Hurtman was expected to be heard in district court Wednesday, but was forwarded to circuit court when Hurtman requested a jury trial, the official said. Hurtman was arrested June 1 after an anonymous caller to the Tristate Neurology Center in Hagerstown alleged Hurtman was filling out blank prescription forms taken from the office.
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March 4, 2009
The case involving a Hagerstown pizza shop owner who allegedly scuffled with city police over an underage alcohol incident will be forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court, court officials said. Frank J. Picone, 42, owner of Rocky's Pizza at 907 S. Potomac St., asked for a jury trial Tuesday in Washington County District Court, court officials said. A trial date will be set in circuit court, officials said. Picone shouted curses at city police and scuffled with them in his restaurant Jan. 9 after he was informed beer had been served to an underage woman, according to allegations in a Hagerstown Police Department report.
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November 5, 2004
Man asks for jury trial in burglary case A Noland village man accused in a Smithsburg-area burglary has asked for a jury trial, according to Washington County District Court records. Christopher A. May, 23, of 1049B Noland Drive, is charged with conspiracy to commit first- and third- degree burglary, theft less than $500, theft more than $500, handgun in vehicle and assault pistol roster violation, court records say. Charges of first- and third-degree burglary against may were withdrawn in August, according to records.
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By ERIN JULIUS | May 21, 2008
A woman facing animal cruelty charges in connection with malnourished doves and guinea pigs surrendered 20 dogs Monday to the Humane Society of Washington County. Bertha May Martin, 67, of 12903 Unger Road in Smithsburg, appeared March 26 in Washington County District Court, where she requested her case be moved to Washington County Circuit Court for a jury trial. Humane Society officials discovered the alleged neglect during an annual inspection for a kennel license. The application for a kennel license was denied, said Katherine Cooker, Humane Society spokeswoman.
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By ERIN JULIUS | October 19, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Two brothers charged with second-degree murder in the April death of their father, who died as a result of what investigators alleged was neglect, were scheduled to appear Thursday morning in Washington County Circuit Court. Kenneth Allen Record, 62, and Gerald Wolford Record, 46, did not appear for the arraignment, however, because attorneys have filed paperwork indicating the men are represented. A January 2008 trial date has been set for the case. The men were being held Thursday at the Washington County Detention Center, each on $750,000 bond, a jail spokeswoman said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 30, 2013
A man charged in the shooting a man and a girl during Fourth of July festivities at a Martinsburg park last year is on schedule to be tried on remaining charges in the case next week.  Daniel Lee Herbert, 29, was indicted in October 2012 on two counts of attempted murder, three counts of malicious assault, five counts of wanton endangerment, and single counts of felon in possession of a firearm and fleeing on foot from a law enforcement officer.  ...
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August 5, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A stripper and a waitress from Florida killed Morgan County businessman Harry Theodore Compton after he brought them here from Florida and tried to help them get a new start, his family members said Tuesday after the two women were sentenced to prison terms. Judge David Sanders sentenced Tonya Teresa Thomas and Christina Bess Richardson, both 23, to 10 to 20 years in state prison on their guilty pleas to second-degree murder in the March 17 stabbing death of the 54-year-old Compton.
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