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September 28, 1998
FREDERICK, Md. - A 16-year-old male was pistol-whipped, beaten and kicked at the Sagner apartment complex shortly after midnight Thursday, city police said. Police said the teen, who lives at Sagner, was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released. Three men were arrested after they fled the scene, police said. Two others remained at large on Friday. The people charged are: - Lamonte Gevon Drayton, 24, of Rockville, Md. Drayton was charged with first- and second-degree assault.
NEWS
June 3, 2011
A Washington County man who remains a fugitive has been charged with firing a pistol at a man as he was pushing a baby carriage with a woman Thursday along Linwood Road, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Alex Garcia, 27, last known address of 938 Linwood Road, was charged with one count each of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, handgun in a vehicle, handgun used in a commission of a violent crime, handgun on a person and felon in possession of a firearm, sheriff's office Detective Casey Barnes said Friday.
NEWS
January 26, 2006
A woman was pistol-whipped and robbed Wednesday morning in the 200 block of Frederick Street, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department. The 25-year-old woman was confronted about 3:40 a.m. by a man who demanded money, police said. When the woman told him that she didn't have any money, the man took out a handgun and struck her in the face with the butt of the gun, the release states. The woman had an injury to her left eye but refused medical attention, police said.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | January 6, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Tyshawn Jones barely flinched Wednesday when a Washington County Circuit Court jury foreman announced a guilty verdict for the March 14, 2004, first-degree felony murder of Jonathan M. Dennis. But as the subsequent verdicts were announced, Jones rubbed his hands slowly over his head and face. Jones, 23, whose last known address before his arrest was 113 S. Locust St., was convicted Wednesday on charges of first-degree felony murder and second-degree depraved heart murder.
NEWS
September 13, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A wanton endangerment charge filed against a man accused of pointing a semiautomatic pistol at a Martinsburg Police Department officer has been withdrawn by the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney's office, the arresting officer confirmed on Wednesday. Martinsburg Police Sgt. S.L. Armel said Wednesday that he made the request to withdraw the charge against Jeffrey Allen Miller of Broad Lane in Falling Waters, W.Va. "He was not the suspect that night," said Armel, acknowledging Miller's arrest was in error.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | February 1, 2005
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 21-year-old Waynesboro man was arrested Sunday following an incident in which four pistol shots were fired, including two at a residence, Waynesboro Police Chief Ray Shultz said Monday. No one was hurt in the early afternoon incident, police said. Shawn C. Martin of 136 Hamilton Ave., was charged with firing four shots from a .40-caliber black powder pistol. Two of the rounds hit the rear of a house at 143 Ridge Ave. Martin was arraigned before District Justice David Hawbaker on single counts of recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct, hindering apprehension or prosecution, discharging a firearm in the borough and discharging a firearm into an occupied structure Shultz said police had no motive in the shooting.
NEWS
March 24, 1998
Two charged in armed robbery MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two Virginia men have been charged with two counts each of armed robbery in connection with a March 17 holdup at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar. Ozias Daniel Ritter, 18, of 423 National Ave., Winchester, Va., and John Jason Via, 19, of 116 N. Auburn St., Sterling, Va., were in Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday on $40,000 bond each. According to the criminal complaints filed Tuesday by Martinsburg City Police, two men in a purple Dodge Neon took $135 from two men at gunpoint outside the restaurant on Foxcroft Avenue.
OBITUARIES
April 15, 2011
SEPT. 22, 1922-APRIL 14, 2011 Paul E. Wigfield, 88, of Hagerstown, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2011, surrounded by his family at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Sept. 22, 1922, in Buck Valley, Pa., he was the son of the late Clem Austin and Edith (Sigel) Wigfield. He was a 1940 graduate of Flintstone High School in Flintstone, Md. Paul was a proud veteran, having served 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Air Force during World War II in the North African and Middle Eastern theater of operation.
NEWS
By DON AINES | May 16, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A political newcomer is challenging Franklin County Sheriff Robert B. Wollyung in Tuesday's primary, but Terry L. Monn said his candidacy has nothing to do with an attempt to revoke his pistol permit four years ago. "This is certainly not a spite issue. I think I'm the better man for the job," Monn, 34, of 3016 Anthony Highway, said Sunday. He and Wollyung are both running for the Republican nomination Tuesday. There is no Democratic candidate for sheriff in the primary.
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May 22, 2013
A student from Chambersburg Area Middle School South is banned from school district property for allegedly bringing a weapon to school. On Wednesday at 2:15 p.m., school officials were notified of a weapon on school property, Kurt Widmann, CAMS South principal, said in a recorded message to parents and guardians of CAMS South students. “We were notified by a student that another student had a BB pistol in their locker,” Widmann said in his message. “We immediately acted on the information, and we confiscated a BB pistol from the locker.” The student was located immediately and separated from the rest of the students, he said.
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NEWS
June 3, 2011
A Washington County man who remains a fugitive has been charged with firing a pistol at a man as he was pushing a baby carriage with a woman Thursday along Linwood Road, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Alex Garcia, 27, last known address of 938 Linwood Road, was charged with one count each of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, handgun in a vehicle, handgun used in a commission of a violent crime, handgun on a person and felon in possession of a firearm, sheriff's office Detective Casey Barnes said Friday.
OBITUARIES
April 15, 2011
SEPT. 22, 1922-APRIL 14, 2011 Paul E. Wigfield, 88, of Hagerstown, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2011, surrounded by his family at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Sept. 22, 1922, in Buck Valley, Pa., he was the son of the late Clem Austin and Edith (Sigel) Wigfield. He was a 1940 graduate of Flintstone High School in Flintstone, Md. Paul was a proud veteran, having served 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Air Force during World War II in the North African and Middle Eastern theater of operation.
NEWS
July 4, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Steve McNair was shot multiple times, including once in the head, and a pistol was discovered near the body of the 20-year-old woman found dead with him Saturday in a downtown condominium. Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron identified the woman as Sahel Kazemi, whom he called a "friend" of McNair's. She had a single gunshot wound to the head. Police said the 36-year-old McNair was found on the sofa in the living room, and Kazemi was very close to him on the floor.
NEWS
October 16, 2007
A Hagerstown man was charged with armed robbery after police said he tried to hold up the Robinwood Liberty gas station with an air pistol Monday, according to court documents. Bryan Daniel Sirokman II, 19, of 11539 Selema Dr., Apt. 6, confessed to robbing the Jefferson Boulevard gas station, saying he needed money to pay child support, Maryland State Police said in charging documents filed in Washington County District Court. Sirokman was being held on $250,000 bond. He also was charged with first- and second-degree assault, robbery, attempted theft and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony, according to Washington County District Court documents.
NEWS
September 13, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A wanton endangerment charge filed against a man accused of pointing a semiautomatic pistol at a Martinsburg Police Department officer has been withdrawn by the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney's office, the arresting officer confirmed on Wednesday. Martinsburg Police Sgt. S.L. Armel said Wednesday that he made the request to withdraw the charge against Jeffrey Allen Miller of Broad Lane in Falling Waters, W.Va. "He was not the suspect that night," said Armel, acknowledging Miller's arrest was in error.
NEWS
January 26, 2006
A woman was pistol-whipped and robbed Wednesday morning in the 200 block of Frederick Street, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department. The 25-year-old woman was confronted about 3:40 a.m. by a man who demanded money, police said. When the woman told him that she didn't have any money, the man took out a handgun and struck her in the face with the butt of the gun, the release states. The woman had an injury to her left eye but refused medical attention, police said.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | February 1, 2005
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 21-year-old Waynesboro man was arrested Sunday following an incident in which four pistol shots were fired, including two at a residence, Waynesboro Police Chief Ray Shultz said Monday. No one was hurt in the early afternoon incident, police said. Shawn C. Martin of 136 Hamilton Ave., was charged with firing four shots from a .40-caliber black powder pistol. Two of the rounds hit the rear of a house at 143 Ridge Ave. Martin was arraigned before District Justice David Hawbaker on single counts of recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct, hindering apprehension or prosecution, discharging a firearm in the borough and discharging a firearm into an occupied structure Shultz said police had no motive in the shooting.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | January 6, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Tyshawn Jones barely flinched Wednesday when a Washington County Circuit Court jury foreman announced a guilty verdict for the March 14, 2004, first-degree felony murder of Jonathan M. Dennis. But as the subsequent verdicts were announced, Jones rubbed his hands slowly over his head and face. Jones, 23, whose last known address before his arrest was 113 S. Locust St., was convicted Wednesday on charges of first-degree felony murder and second-degree depraved heart murder.
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