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July 6, 2004
FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick County man who fired more than 50 rounds in the direction of police over three hours Sunday night was wounded by officers after he fired at them with his rifle, Maryland State Police said. State police said in a written release that Randy E. Thomas, 49, of the 3100 block of Green Valley Road in Ijamsville, Md., was being treated for gunshot wounds at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Thomas was under police guard, police said.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | April 3, 2004
Man waives hearing in burglary case A Williamsport man on Thursday waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Washington County District Court on charges related to February incidents at a Clear Spring McDonald's, court records said. Records said charges against James R. Farris III, 19, of 15384 Clear Spring Road, were forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court. Farris was charged with two counts each of conspiracy to commit second- and fourth- degree burglary and conspiracy to commit theft of more than $500, second- and fourth-degree burglary and one count each of theft of more than $500, attempted theft of more than $500 and malicious destruction of property, records said.
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December 22, 2003
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police Saturday night apprehended two juveniles who allegedly attempted to steal 38 handguns and a rifle worth more than $26,000 from a sporting-goods store. The boys, both 14, were turned over to the Franklin County Probation Department and then placed in detention at the Cornell Abraxas facility in South Mountain, Pa., on burglary and theft charges, according to police. Police said patrol units responded to a 10:36 p.m. burglar alarm at Blue Mountain Sporting Goods, 763 S. Second St. As officers were checking the business, two juveniles ran out the front door and discarded two large bags containing a variety of what were described as high-powered handguns and a lever action rifle.
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by DAVE McMILLION | November 24, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com Police say a man went on a rampage in the Tuscawilla Hills subdivision Sunday afternoon, destroying property, shooting his sister and then shooting himself as officers closed in on him. Some neighbors watched the events unfold and then ran into their houses when the man shot himself in the forehead with a .243-caliber rifle a short distance from his house on Packett Drive, said Deputy R.L. Fletcher of...
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 25, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com David Eugene Munday's defense attorneys asked witnesses Friday whether it is possible a fellow trooper or a woman who lived on Harper Lane accidentally shot Trooper R.J. "Bobby" Elswick on Oct. 10, 2002. Defense attorney Robert Barrat first asked Trooper John Droppleman, who was present during the shooting, whether it is possible someone other than Munday shot Elswick. "Absolutely not. I know what you're implying. Absolutely not," Droppleman said.
NEWS
October 1, 2003
Guns, bow stolen from area home The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls Monday: Eight firearms and two hunting bows valued at more than $3,600 were reported stolen from a home in the 12100 block of Hopewell Road, near Williamsport. Police said someone entered the home by kicking in a side door. The missing weapons were described as: a stainless Taurus .357 Magnum revolver valued at $450; a Bursa .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol with a blue finish, $350; Daisy "Powerline" air rifle, $70; Remington model 700 .243-caliber rifle, $700; Remington 12-gauge shotgun, $500; Marlin .22 Magnum rifle, $300; muzzle-loading rifle, unknown value; 12-gauge pump shotgun, $100; Matthews compound hunting bow, $700; Martin compound hunting bow, $500.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | August 27, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com The jurors who eventually will hear the case involving a man charged with shooting a West Virginia State Police trooper once in the head last year will listen to testimony dealing with several statements David Eugene Munday allegedly made to police, emergency medical personnel and jail officials, a judge ruled Tuesday. Munday, 38, of Hedgesville, W.Va., is charged with shooting Trooper R.J. "Bobby" Elswick on Oct. 10, 2002. Elswick and three other troopers responded to Harper Lane in Hedgesville to handle a possible hostage situation involving Munday.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | June 10, 2003
A Hagerstown man who told city police on June 1 that he was shot during a "covert military operation" in Baltimore was charged Friday with making up the story, police said Monday. Christopher Scott Lindewurth, 28, of 11402 Lakeside Drive, was served Friday with a criminal summons charging him with making a false report of a crime, police said. A conviction on the charge carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $500 fine. Lindewurth has been released from Washington County Hospital, a spokeswoman there said Tuesday.
NEWS
January 23, 2003
Suicide ruled as cause of death for man found in wooded area Maryland State Police this week said suicide was found to be the manner of death of a badly-decomposed body found Nov. 4 in a wooded area south of Hagerstown, said Lt. Greg Johnston, Hagerstown barrack commander. A hunter notified Maryland State Police in Hagerstown after finding skeletal remains in the woods behind the Park and Ride lot off Md. 65 near Interstate 70, police said. Johnston said Wednesday the body was that of a West Virginia man. Initially, the case was investigated as a homicide until foul play was ruled out, investigators said.
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by ASHLEY GORDON | January 21, 2003
ashleyg@herald-mail.com When 15-year-old Danielle Shives shot a five-point buck last November it was a feat, not because of her age but because she couldn't see her target. Danielle is blind. Danielle survived a brain tumor at the age of 2 but as a result of the tumor, she lost her sight. She and her family, father, Bruce "Andy" Shives, mother, Sherry Shives, and brother Ethan Shives, 13, live in Big Pool. A sophomore at Clear Spring High School, Danielle is a straight "A" student.
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