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July 14, 1999
A 14-year-old Boonsboro High freshman who made a bomb threat and spoke of forming a "raincoat mafia" at his school last May was placed on indefinite supervised probation Wednesday. The teenager, who admitted to a charge of willfully disrupting activities at school, has been at the child and adolescent unit at the Thomas B. Finan Center in Cumberland for evaluation. Judge Frederick Wright, sitting as Washington County Juvenile Court judge, ordered that the boy maintain good behavior at home and in school when it resumes.
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NEWS
August 11, 2006
A Hagerstown woman was ordered in Washington County District Court on Aug. 3 to serve one year of unsupervised probation after she was found guilty of abandoning a domestic animal, the Humane Society of Washington County said in a written release. Mandy Maistros, of 246 West Side Ave., was given probation before judgment, fined $100 plus court costs and ordered to relinquish her boxer to the Humane Society, according to court documents and the release. Maistros called the Humane Society on May 16 to report a stray dog outside her house.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 3, 2013
A retired Hagerstown Police Department lieutenant was given probation before judgment after being found guilty in Washington County Circuit Court of assaulting his estranged wife. Timothy M. Wolford, 50, was found guilty of second-degree assault following a bench trial before Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. Long then struck his finding of guilty and placed Wolford on one year's supervised probation and ordered him to pay $755 in fines and costs. A person who receives probation before judgment can petition the court in the future to expunge the charge if he successfully completes probation, Assistant State's Attorney Leon Debes said after the trial.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 21, 2010
A paraplegic driver imprisoned seven years ago for negligent manslaughter in the deaths of a Hagerstown couple must appear in Washington County Circuit Court in February for allegedly violating terms of his probation by driving again. Matthew David Meyer, 31, of Ellicott City, Md., was taken into custody by Howard County Sheriff James Fitzgerald last week and brought back to Washington County, where he posted $10,000 bail, Deputy State's Attorney Joseph Michael said. Meyer was sentenced to seven years in prison and received another seven-year suspended sentence after pleading no contest to the two manslaughter charges in the deaths of Gerald and Mary Dietrich of Hagerstown, according to court records.
NEWS
February 20, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer The victim of an October 1996 hostage situation near Downsville told Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell on Thursday that she reconciled with her assailant within days and didn't want to see him go to jail. McDowell granted probation before judgment to William Leo Colvin Jr., who earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree assault. McDowell placed Colvin on supervised probation for 18 months, ordered him to remove all weapons from the home, attend the CASA abusers program and pay a $200 fine.
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By ERIN JULIUS | August 30, 2007
An 18-year-old admitted Wednesday in juvenile court to absconding from his placement. He escaped June 1 from a juvenile home in Olney, Md., and was captured later that month, Deputy State's Attorney Steven Kessell said in court. The man faced new drug charges through the Hagerstown Police Department and elected to be waived into the adult system, Assistant Public Defender Michael A. Wilson said. The juvenile system could not offer the offender any more in terms of rehabilitation, Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley said.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | August 5, 2004
pepperb@herald-mail.com A Hagerstown man who admitted he aimed a gun at the occupants of a car in September 2003 was given a suspended sentence Wednesday and placed on probation. Richard Alan Jones, 42, of 14517 Barkdoll Road, pleaded guilty in May to second-degree assault and carrying a handgun in connection with the Sept. 29 incident in Smithsburg. Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III sentenced Jones to 18 months at the Washington County Detention Center on the second-degree assault charge and to a concurrent year on the handgun charge.
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By MARLO BARNHART | August 20, 1998
An 11-year-old boy who was found to have a knife and an "enemies list" at Clear Spring Elementary School last May was placed on indefinite probation Wednesday in Washington County Juvenile Court. The youngster admitted the concealed weapons charge in a July 22 hearing although there was some debate over whether the weapon actually was hidden. Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Gina Cirincion said numerous students saw the boy with the steak knife that day at school.
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By DON AINES | September 10, 2010
A Hagerstown woman was sentenced Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to serve time in prison in two drug cases and for violating probation in a third case. Jennifer Renee Farris, 33, of 12 Snyder Ave., entered guilty pleas to possession of cocaine in 2006 and 2010 cases before Circuit Judge John H. McDowell. She was given concurrent sentences of one year and one day in prison in those cases. McDowell ordered Farris to first serve a six-year sentence for violating probation on a 2003 conviction for possession of narcotics with intent to distribute.
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July 23, 2012
The founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters, who was found guilty in 2007 of practicing medicine and counseling without a license, failed to abide by the terms of her probation, attorneys said Monday. Susan R. Crites, who was placed on three years of probation in 2008 in lieu of an 18-month jail sentence, failed to get counseling and also failed to pay about $945 in court costs, according to Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely. In a hearing Monday, Crites, of Hedgesville, W.Va., was released from further probation supervision, but the unpaid court costs were ordered by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III to be converted into a civil judgment against her. Chief Public Defender Deborah A. Lawson told Silver that Crites abided by the terms of her probation otherwise.
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