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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | November 9, 2011
A teenager accused of pointing what turned out to be a pellet gun at Hagerstown police officers Monday morning will not be tried in adult court, a Washington County District Court judge ruled Wednesday. Assistant State's Attorney Rena Heneghan made a motion to Washington County District Judge Mark D. Thomas to dismiss charges against Roy Dwight Winston Jr., 17, of 321 Devonshire Road. Winston had been charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, and single counts of carrying a concealed dangerous weapon and carrying a firearm or other weapons, according to court records.
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September 14, 2000
Man gets 18 months for pellet gun shooting By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer Introducing a firearm during a June 1999 shouting match led to an 18-month jail term for the shooter Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court. Jamie Hiler Wainwright, 25, of 10812 Downsville Pike, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree assault. Judge John H. McDowell suspended all but 18 months of a five-year prison term. "This is an extremely serious case ... this was a threat of deadly force," McDowell said.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | June 7, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 16-year-old Waynesboro teen has been charged in connection to the pellet-gun shooting of a 55-year-old Waynesboro man as the man drove on Pa. 16 last month, Waynesboro police said in a news release. The 16-year-old was charged with two counts of propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle, one count of criminal mischief, two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of aggravated assault. Charges have been filed in the Franklin County Juvenile Probation Department stemming from that incident and a second one from June 3, police said.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | May 26, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro man was taken to Hershey Medical Center on Thursday after he was shot in the face with a pellet as he drove on Pa. 16 through the town's square late Wednesday. The 55-year-old, who was not identified by Waynesboro police, was conscious while he was airlifted from Waynesboro Hospital to Hershey Medical Center, Police Chief Ray Shultz said. The man's injuries are not life-threatening, Shultz said. The man was driving west on Pa. 16 with his vehicle's window down.
NEWS
May 11, 2013
The Hagerstown Police Department accepted four guns Saturday as part of Attorney General Doug Gansler's first statewide Gun Turn-In Day. Patrolman Kevin Brashears said residents turned in two handguns, a rifle and a pellet gun during the event, which was held locally from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hagerstown Police Department. Brashears said the guns would be stored in gun lockers at police headquarters for the time being. The Maryland Attorney General's Office sponsored the event to give people a chance to safely dispose of any unwanted firearms.
NEWS
October 13, 2000
Gun brought to Hancock school A male student who came to Hancock Middle-Senior High School Wednesday morning with an unloaded pellet gun has been removed from the school pending a meeting with authorities. The unidentified student came to the attention of Principal Robert "Bo" Myers and staff when another student saw the weapon and reported it, according to Donna Messina, community relations specialist. "There was no ammunition in the weapon," Messina said. The incident has been characterized as a "show and tell" situation, Messina said.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | October 12, 2006
Teen boy admits to accidental shooting Disposition was delayed Wednesday in Washington County juvenile court for a 17-year-old boy who admitted to reckless endangerment for accidentally shooting a girl in the cheek with a pellet gun in July. Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley, sitting in juvenile court, told the boy that he takes weapons cases seriously. Beachley said he would have ordered the youth spend two weeks in detention if he had heard the boy intentionally shot at the girl.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | December 12, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Area Senior High School students have concerns about safety, according to one of their representatives to the school board. Chad Reichard said the concerns were brought to him recently by several students, who also said they were frustrated by recent incidents. Waynesboro police announced Tuesday that a 15-year-old boy had two pellet guns at school on Monday. They previously said that a 14-year-old girl had been found with a knife last Thursday.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | November 8, 2003
STATE LINE, Pa. - Police spent several hours Friday night searching for a man who tried to rob a couple outside a restaurant and shot at them with what officers believe was a pellet gun. The attempted robbery happened outside Black Steer Family Steakhouse Restaurant in State Line around 7:30 p.m. Cpl. Chris Howard of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said the gunman approached a couple in a Chevrolet pickup and demanded money....
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May 11, 2013
The Hagerstown Police Department accepted four guns Saturday as part of Attorney General Doug Gansler's first statewide Gun Turn-In Day. Patrolman Kevin Brashears said residents turned in two handguns, a rifle and a pellet gun during the event, which was held locally from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hagerstown Police Department. Brashears said the guns would be stored in gun lockers at police headquarters for the time being. The Maryland Attorney General's Office sponsored the event to give people a chance to safely dispose of any unwanted firearms.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | September 14, 2012
A Falling Waters, W.Va., man accused of sexually assaulting a woman last month and then holding a knife to another woman's neck in a tense confrontation with police that ended in gunfire was arraigned Friday by a Berkeley County magistrate. Raymond Sidney Wallace II, 23, was being held without bond Friday night at Eastern Regional Jail after being arraigned by Magistrate Jim Humphrey on two counts of sexual assault and single counts of kidnapping (hostage taking), fourth-degree attempted arson, attempted robbery, domestic assault and destruction of property, according to court and jail records.  The confrontation with police early on the morning of Aug. 25 ended after Wallace, who was armed with what appeared to be a rifle, was shot once in the hip by a Berkeley County sheriff's deputy outside the Falling Waters residence where police allege the crimes occurred.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | November 9, 2011
A teenager accused of pointing what turned out to be a pellet gun at Hagerstown police officers Monday morning will not be tried in adult court, a Washington County District Court judge ruled Wednesday. Assistant State's Attorney Rena Heneghan made a motion to Washington County District Judge Mark D. Thomas to dismiss charges against Roy Dwight Winston Jr., 17, of 321 Devonshire Road. Winston had been charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, and single counts of carrying a concealed dangerous weapon and carrying a firearm or other weapons, according to court records.
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September 9, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A vehicle was shot at least twice Wednesday shortly after 6 p.m. on West Church Street in Hagerstown, apparently by a pellet gun, Hagerstown Police Sgt. D.L. Long said. Witnesses said a group of 10 to 12 juveniles was standing near Market Lot Liquors shooting pellet guns, Long said. Shots hit a Cadillac DeVille in the front fender and shattered the driver's side front window, Long said. The driver, who was traveling east, was not shot but suffered a scratch on his chin from broken glass, Long said.
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July 2, 2009
Woman, man arrested in Franklin Co. robberies FREDERICK, Md. -- Investigators from the Maryland State Police and the Frederick County Sheriff's Department working together to investigate a pair of bank robberies in Frederick County were led to Prince George's County, where two suspects were arrested, according to a news release. Carlos Williams, 28, of 7858 Blue Bird Lane, Alexandria, Va., and Denise Smith, 37, of 6810 District Heights Parkway, District Heights, Md., face charges including armed robbery, robbery and theft over $500, according to a joint press release from the police departments.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | December 12, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Area Senior High School students have concerns about safety, according to one of their representatives to the school board. Chad Reichard said the concerns were brought to him recently by several students, who also said they were frustrated by recent incidents. Waynesboro police announced Tuesday that a 15-year-old boy had two pellet guns at school on Monday. They previously said that a 14-year-old girl had been found with a knife last Thursday.
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by DON AINES | January 24, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four of six men charged in a trio of armed robberies waived their preliminary hearings Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court. Pedro R. Barrientos, 21, of 637 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, Pa.; Andres B. DeJesus, 21, and Cesar Ruiz, 20, both of 13866 Carper Road, Mercersburg, Pa.; and Tyler Paul Christman, 18, of 9851 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, Pa., were scheduled for mandatory arraignment in county court March 7, according to the District Attorney's Office.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | October 12, 2006
Teen boy admits to accidental shooting Disposition was delayed Wednesday in Washington County juvenile court for a 17-year-old boy who admitted to reckless endangerment for accidentally shooting a girl in the cheek with a pellet gun in July. Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley, sitting in juvenile court, told the boy that he takes weapons cases seriously. Beachley said he would have ordered the youth spend two weeks in detention if he had heard the boy intentionally shot at the girl.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | June 14, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro teen has been charged as an adult in two pellet gun shooting incidents on Pa. 16 in the past month. Wayne Lester Guessford, 16, of 36 W. Main St. originally was charged as a juvenile but has now been arraigned on two counts of propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle or onto the roadway, two counts of reckless endangerment, one count of aggravated assault and one count of criminal mischief. Guessford was being held Tuesday night in Franklin County (Pa.)
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