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September 5, 2000
City man charged with endangerment following gun incident A Hagerstown man was charged with reckless endangerment after a handgun was fired on a busy city street Saturday morning, Hagerstown City Police said. Police said a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun was fired in the first block of East Washington Street at 1:35 a.m. The man fled the scene on foot and was stopped by police on Mulberry Street shortly afterward, according to charging documents filed in Washington County District Court.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | November 22, 1998
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A McConnellsburg man was charged with ramming his truck into a woman's car on Friday and then striking her in the head with a rifle, Pennsylvania State Police said Saturday. Benny S. Mumma, 57, of 412 Lincoln Way East, was found shortly after the 11 a.m. incident and charged with a variety of crimes, including criminal attempted homicide, police said. Debra Scott, 44, of McConnellsburg, was treated for minor injuries at Fulton County Medical Center and released, police said.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | August 2, 2004
A Hagerstown man was taken into custody Sunday in connection with the stabbings of his parents, the Hagerstown Police Department said. Douglas Stuart Morgan, 55, of 809 Florida Ave., was charged with one count each of attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault and two counts each of reckless endangerment and second-degree assault. About 9:41 a.m., police and emergency responders were dispatched to 809 Florida Ave., for reports of a stabbing, a Washington County 911 Center spokeswoman said.
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July 22, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer A Hagerstown man pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court, admitting the state had witnesses that he pointed a loaded gun at his live-in girlfriend on March 21 and pulled the trigger. Nonetheless, Roger Earnest Heare Sr., 53, of 14225 Oak Springs Road, told Judge John H. McDowell that the allegations were untrue. Heare was allowed to remain free pending sentencing in the case. Charges of second-degree assault and resisting arrest were dropped in exchange for the plea Tuesday.
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January 23, 2005
Man faces charges in stabbing incident The Hagerstown Police Department took a man into custody Saturday morning, moments after an incident in the first block of Jonathan Street where a woman was stabbed in the leg. Timothy Earl Berry, 38, of 1037F Noland Drive in Hagerstown, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a license, according to...
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July 18, 2002
Minn. couple injured in motorcycle accident BIG SPRING - A Minnesota couple injured Wednesday afternoon in an accident on their motorcycle opted not to go to the hospital for treatment, Maryland State Police said. At 1:40 p.m., Francis Boon, 56, of Annandale, Minn., was operating a 1998 Honda Goldwing motorcycle pulling a small trailer on Big Pool Road just east of Big Spring Road when he rounded a curve and the trailer crossed over the center line, police said. The trailer sideswiped an oncoming pickup truck, causing the motorcycle and trailer to overturn, Trooper First Class Phil Martin said.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | February 17, 2003
A jury convicted a Hagerstown man of reckless endangerment in connection with a July argument in which he cut a man with a samurai sword. Brian A. Israel, 25, of Northspring Apartments at 1400 Haven Road, was sentenced by Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III to five years unsupervised probation after being convicted Tuesday. At the time of the incident, Israel and two other men lived at 31 1/2 E. Franklin St. A man and woman who lived downstairs testified that at about 10 p.m. on July 9, 2002, they got in an argument with the men after the woman told a joke about homosexuals.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | January 13, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com Even though he said he was seriously injured when his brother-in-law speared him with a samurai-style sword, Michael Brandon Barnett testified in Washington County Circuit Court Monday that he did not oppose his attacker's guilty plea to the least serious crime with which he was charged. "It was accidental, and it helped me in the long run," Barnett said of the Aug. 17, 2003, incident. Hagerstown Police Department officers said David Allen Banzhoff Jr. lunged at Barnett with the sword during an argument at their East Franklin Street apartment.
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By DAVE McMILLION | October 29, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A Hagerstown man is charged with arson threat and reckless endangerment after he was seen detonating chemical reaction devices in a local mobile home park and looking at a Web site about building bombs, according to court records. A witness said Michael Austin Womack, 33, of 18509 Northaven St., blamed his mother for all of his problems and said he wanted to blow up her house with her in it, according to Washington County District Court records. Womack was being held on $75,000 bond Thursday afternoon at the Washington County Detention Center.
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