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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | April 30, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN, MD. - A psychologist testified Tuesday that Donna Lynn White still shows signs of abuse she suffered from her parents, former husband and boyfriend 16 years after she began serving a life sentence for her role in the beating death of her 4-year-old daughter in Garrett County, Md. White, 43, has asked the Washington County Circuit Court to review her case for defects with an eye toward gaining a...
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By HEATHER KEELS | February 29, 2008
Man charged in December slayings seeks jury trial in separate case Douglas Wayne Pryor, who faces first-degree murder charges in the Dec. 19 deaths of his ex-girlfriend and a police officer, has requested a jury trial in a separate case involving a previous incident with his ex-girlfriend, according to court records. In that case, Pryor was charged with second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property after Alison Munson told police he got angry and began hitting her Oct. 31, according to documents filed in Washington County District Court.
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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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August 22, 1997
Four men who were charged with solicitation for prostitution in the first block of North Prospect Street in mid-June appeared before Washington County District Court Judge Noel Spence Wednesday. Conrad Chester, 25, of 221 Seminary St., Charles Town, W.Va., was given probation before judgment, a $100 fine and one year unsupervised probation. William Holmes Grove, 43, of 819 Concord St., was given probation before judgment, a $100 fine and one year unsupervised probation.
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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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