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By ERIN JULIUS | November 14, 2007
A woman charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 5 shooting death of a Hagerstown man was scheduled Tuesday morning for an arraignment in Washington County Circuit Court. Michelle L. Hebron, 23, formerly of 101 East Ave., Apt. 3, did not have to appear in court because the Office of the Public Defender already filed notice it would represent her. David Leonard Moore, 23, of 105 E. Washington St., was found shot in the head Oct. 5, lying at the base of a staircase in the first-floor hallway of the apartment building.
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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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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 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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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.
NEWS
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 DON AINES | June 22, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - On Dec. 11, 1996, Timothy Eugene Thomas was convicted in Franklin County Court of second-degree murder and later sentenced to life in prison. On Monday, Thomas left the same courtroom with a four-to-20-year sentence for third-degree murder in the same case. He has already served more than four years in state prison. Thomas, 28, of Chambersburg, was convicted by a jury of murder, robbery and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery in the 1993 murder of Willie Shaw, 32, of Chambersburg.
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