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By DON AINES | June 29, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- The victims sought probation and treatment for Ronald E. Fauble, but Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone III sentenced him Tuesday to prison for firing a shotgun into a woman's house. "The Division of Corrections is where you're going to go," Boone told Fauble before handing down a 15-year sentence with 11 years suspended. "I think the defendant is very fortunate in this case that the victims have come forward and asked for a great deal of leniency," Boone said of Fauble's girlfriend, Katie Barton, and her mother, Betty Lloyd.
NEWS
April 2, 2013
A Hagerstown man was charged with pointing a shotgun out of the window of a car at a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 early Tuesday in what Maryland State Police are describing as a road rage incident. Brandon Scott Castle, 20, of Hagerstown, was charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment in the incident. He was a passenger in a car driven by Alan Vincent Saunders, 21, of Hagerstown, state police said in a press release. Saunders was not charged. The driver of the tractor trailer told officers he was traveling north on I-81 south of U.S. 40 when the car pulled up next to him in the fast lane, the front passenger window was rolled down, and a shotgun pointed at the window on the driver's side of the tractor, state police said.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 9, 2012
After more than two days of testimony in an evidence-suppression hearing, a Washington County Circuit Court Judge ruled Thursday that a shotgun, knife and a wet television will be admitted in the trial of a Smithsburg man charged with a home-invasion armed robbery last year.     Jesse Cole Lombardi, 19, of 60 S. Main St., Smithsburg is scheduled for trial Feb. 22 on allegations that he and another man, Victor McCormick, 20, of Smithsburg, went to the West Henrietta Street home of Annette Cooper and her son on the night of Aug. 14, 2011, and robbed them while armed with a shotgun and knife.
NEWS
May 20, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was charged with aggravated assault and other offenses after firing a shotgun at another man Sunday night, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Kenneth Schwab, 44, of 1012 Paper Mill Road, also was charged with recklessly endangering another person and making terroristic threats, police said. Schwab got into an argument about 7 p.m. with William Proctor Jr., 22, of Chambersburg, and left his house, going to his former residence next door, police said.
NEWS
August 15, 2008
A Hagerstown man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly threatened his estranged wife with a shotgun, Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Tom Langston said. Douglas Hollar, 37, of 1119 Green Lane, was charged with second-degree assault and false imprisonment, Langston said. The incident started about 9 p.m. when his wife got out of his vehicle in the 700 block of Spruce Street and called for help from a bar on Salem Avenue, Langston said. Hollar was arrested without incident about 9:50 p.m. at his home, Langston said.
NEWS
November 11, 2009
FALLING WATERS, W.Va. -- A man armed with a 20-gauge shotgun was taken into custody Tuesday evening following a confrontation with police near the home of his estranged wife, West Virginia State Police said in a news release. Steven Eugene Rhoe, 37, of Falling Waters, was charged with attempted arson, wanton endangerment, fleeing on foot, brandishing, obstructing a police officer and domestic assault, the release said. Rhoe was taken to the Eastern Regional Jail in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | March 24, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com All charges against a man charged with assault in connection with firing a shotgun during an altercation with his brother in January were forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court during a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Washington County District Judge Ralph H. France II found probable cause to send on to Circuit Court 12 counts against Mack L. Kennan, 25, who has addresses in Knoxville and Harpers Ferry, W.Va., listed in court documents. Kennan was charged with four counts each of first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in connection with the Jan. 15 incident, court records say. During the hearing, Washington County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jon J. Molineaux said Kennan fought with Wilbur E. Kennan inside 18906A Sandy Hook Road and kicked his brother in the face during the incident.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | December 30, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A Martinsburg woman who allegedly fired several gunshots inside her apartment - including as a police officer approached, forcing officers to shut down a city block - was charged Thursday. Alice Geraldine Sajovic, 65, of 125 W. Burke St., Apt. 18, was charged with a misdemeanor count of discharging a weapon within 500 feet of a dwelling. The incident happened on Dec. 15, when a woman who lives in the same apartment building called police to report someone was firing a gun, according to Magistrate Court records.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | January 10, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - A man and his grandson face dozens of criminal charges, including armed robbery and false imprisonment, in an October armed robbery at an M&T Bank on Dual Highway during which 17 people in the bank were threatened with a shotgun. David Wilbert Shanton Sr., 53, of Winchester, Va., faces more than 150 charges, and his grandson, Kevin Andre Shanton, 17, also of Winchester, was charged as an adult with almost 100 criminal charges. During the afternoon of Oct. 22, 2007, two masked males robbed the bank at 930 Dual Highway.
NEWS
by DON AINES | September 20, 2006
ORRSTOWN, Pa. - An Orrstown man who was the subject of a search by Pennsylvania State Police Tuesday morning was in Franklin County Prison charged with threatening one man with a shotgun and assaulting a woman. John F. Miller, 30, of 9214 Iron Bridge Road, is charged with two counts of simple assault and one count each of terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person. All the charges are misdemeanors, according to court records. Police said the charges stemmed from an incident at his Letterkenny Township home that occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Miller got into an argument with Matthew Alan Johnson, 22, of Port Orange, Fla., and told Johnson he was going to get a gun and shoot him, police said.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2013
A West Virginia man who pointed a shotgun at a tractor-trailer driver during a road rage incident earlier this year was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to 18 months in jail after pleading guilty to second-degree assault. “I can't think of another case where this kind of assault presented as much risk” to other people, Washington County Circuit Judge Dana Moylan Wright told Brandon Scott Castle.   Wright sentenced the 20-year-old Falling Waters, W.Va., man to eight years in state prison, suspending all but the 18 months, which he will serve in the Washington County Detention Center.
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BREAKINGNEWS
July 11, 2013
A Virginia man was being held on $125,000 bond Thursday on charges that he robbed two people with a sawed-off shotgun at a Sheetz convenience store near Hagerstown on Wednesday night, according to Washington County District Court records. Rhae'drick Darrel Sowell, 27, of 7601 Cedar Creek Road, Middletown, Va., has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of first-degree assault, the court records said. Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the Sheetz store at 17550 Virginia Ave. at 10:38 p.m. for a report of a man in the parking lot pointing a shotgun at a woman, according to the statement of probable cause.
NEWS
May 20, 2013
Motorcyclist injured in Fulton County crash McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A Hustontown, Pa., man received major injuries Saturday when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car in northern Fulton County, Pennsylvania State Police said. Slade M. Benchoff, 22, of Hustontown, was driving a 2008 Honda CBR1000RR, a sportbike, south on Pa. 475 in Taylor Township shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday when the accident occurred at the intersection with South Madden Road, according to a state police news release.
NEWS
April 11, 2013
Two men were arrested, and marijuana, guns, ammunition and $4,000 in cash were seized Monday by the Washington County Narcotics Task Force during a search of a Papa Court house, according to Washington County District Court records. Anthony Morrisey, 36, of Asbury Park, N.J., was charged with possession of a large amount of marijuana, being a convicted felon in possession of firearms, possession of a firearm in a drug-related offense and false statements to police, court records said.
NEWS
April 2, 2013
A Hagerstown man was charged with pointing a shotgun out of the window of a car at a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 early Tuesday in what Maryland State Police are describing as a road rage incident. Brandon Scott Castle, 20, of Hagerstown, was charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment in the incident. He was a passenger in a car driven by Alan Vincent Saunders, 21, of Hagerstown, state police said in a press release. Saunders was not charged. The driver of the tractor trailer told officers he was traveling north on I-81 south of U.S. 40 when the car pulled up next to him in the fast lane, the front passenger window was rolled down, and a shotgun pointed at the window on the driver's side of the tractor, state police said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 30, 2013
A witness testified that police did not find machine gun-style weapons or 10,000 rounds of ammunition when they searched the home of a Sharpsburg man last fall, but Terry Porter's case will be heard in Circuit Court after a Washington County District Court judge bound him over on 14 firearms charges. District Judge Mark D. Thomas found there was probable cause for the case of Terry Allen Porter to proceed to Circuit Court. Porter, 46, of 4433 Mills Road, is charged with seven counts each of possession of rifles or shotguns by a convicted felon and possession firearms after being convicted of a disqualifying offense, court records said.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | December 23, 2012
“Shotgun Mythos,” a new sci-fi/noir digital film series being launched on the Web by a Martinsburg video-production company, is not a low-budget film. It's a no-budget film. The film is being produced by Clint and Darla Gaige of Martinsburg, owners of Growth Media Services. The company produces local and nationwide advertising campaigns, commercial and corporate videos. “Shotgun Mythos” has a cast of nearly 50 actors, none of whom will earn a dime unless the production makes money, Clint Gaige said.
NEWS
December 2, 2012
The Sharpsburg-area man who was the subject of a massive search by police Thursday afternoon and who turned himself in to Maryland State Police on Friday, was released Friday after posting bond, according to Central Booking. Terry Allen Porter, 46, of 4433 Mills Road, was charged with seven counts of possession of a firearm after conviction of a drug felony and seven charges of possession of a shotgun or rifle after conviction on a disqualifying offense, Assistant State's Attorney Leon Debes has said.
NEWS
September 8, 2012
Hagerstown police are seeking information about suspects from a 3:34 a.m. burglary at 73 Madison Ave. in which a shotgun and knife were displayed. Police are searching for Richard William Nicewarner, 29, of Hagerstown, on charges of first-degree burglary, theft and second-degree assault. They said he carried a shotgun during the robbery. The second suspect is described as a white man in his 20s with short, dark hair and unkept facial hair, police said. He is believed to be about 6 foot tall and about 160 pounds, police said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 9, 2012
After more than two days of testimony in an evidence-suppression hearing, a Washington County Circuit Court Judge ruled Thursday that a shotgun, knife and a wet television will be admitted in the trial of a Smithsburg man charged with a home-invasion armed robbery last year.     Jesse Cole Lombardi, 19, of 60 S. Main St., Smithsburg is scheduled for trial Feb. 22 on allegations that he and another man, Victor McCormick, 20, of Smithsburg, went to the West Henrietta Street home of Annette Cooper and her son on the night of Aug. 14, 2011, and robbed them while armed with a shotgun and knife.
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