October 22, 1999
A former Roxbury Correctional Institution inmate who stabbed a guard with a homemade weapon last October was sentenced to five more years in prison Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court. Leroy Haskins, 22, now an inmate at Patuxent Institution, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in connection with the Oct. 10, 1998, incident. According to Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Arthur Rozes, Haskins was on his bottom bunk at RCI around 3:30 p.m. that day when several correctional officers entered the 5C tier for a routine cell search.
October 8, 2009
Of the nine Roxbury Correctional Institution officers charged with second-degree assault in connection with a March 2008 assault on an inmate, the fate of only one remains unknown. A trial for Scott Boozel, 28, ended June 16 with a hung jury, and a judge declared a mistrial. Prosecutors have not decided whether to retry Boozel, according to Raquel Guillory, director of communications for the Office of the Attorney General. Prosecutors in June dropped a second-degree assault charge against Reginald Martin, 38. Two of the officers, Timothy Mellott, 23, and Lucas Kelly, 29, who now lives in Wyoming, agreed to testify against their former colleagues as part of a plea agreement.
August 12, 2007
Editor's note: This is the final part of a three-part package about the three state prisons south of Hagerstown. Roxbury Correctional Institution's green manicured lawns might remind a visitor of a college campus, except that one-fourth of the inmates at the prison have taken a life. In fact, RCI houses the largest percentage of convicted killers of any of the three state prisons at the Roxbury Road complex south of Hagerstown. Correctional officers must remind themselves daily that the smallest items, such as tuna can lids, can be deadly weapons.
March 1, 2009
Nine ex-RCI officers charged Hartle's Subs reopens in original location Man sought in sex assault Crash victim identified Henry Keating Scheck, 4
March 2, 2009
Hartle's Subs reopens in original location Hagerstown man wins 2008 Jeep Patriot Valley Mall hosts Jonas Brothers fans Md. considers raising tax on alcohol Nine ex-RCI officers charged
February 1, 2006
"What's touched us is that he's a great father. He was wonderful with them. I knew they meant the world to him. " - Sujaya Menon of Charles Town, W.Va., whose children went to school with Wroten's children "No one thinks about the risks until something like this happens. " - MCI-Hagerstown Officer Fred Hopkins, 53 "He was always making jokes, trying to make people laugh. " - Kara Ebersole, 26, whom Wroten taught in a correctional officer academy "Even if you didn't know him personally, he's part of our extended family.
October 22, 2009
Woman facing charges in daughter's stabbing Heroin brought to RCI Grasmick: Arts school Md.'s 'most unique' Williamsport to close off streets for homecoming parade Hagerstown ranks No. 2 in Eight Cities with the Ugliest Guys
July 11, 2009
Suit: Employees made to crouch naked during strip search Fish kill linked to sunken pickup truck Victim of fatal fire identified Skull believed to be that of 19th-century girl RCI inmate stabbed 13 times wasn't seriously injured