Wednesday November 9, 2005
From Staff reports
A report of a suspicious vehicle and the sound of a gunshot near
Interstate 81 led to a police search and the arrest of an alleged
Charles Ardinger Spigler, 37, of West Washington Street in
Hagerstown, was charged with safety zone violations, hunting deer with a
firearm out of season, hunting without a hunting license, hunting
without the required clothing and hunting without written permission,
according to Maryland State Police.
Police were checking a black Ford Mustang with Washington, D.C.,
license plates and an open passenger door parked on the west side of
Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse of Hagerstown when a gunshot was
heard, police said in a release.
Maryland State Police K-9, helicopter and patrol units and the
Hagerstown Police and Washington County Sheriff's departments all
responded to the area to search for the person responsible for the
Police handcuffed a man with a ponytail and camouflage clothing over
a plaid shirt and white T-shirt about 4 p.m. near where Western Maryland
Parkway ends in a field trimmed with trees. One officer carried a
long-barreled gun as the suspect was placed in a Maryland State Police
cruiser. Maryland Department of Natural Resources officers also were at
A Maryland State Police helicopter detected a person hiding in the
woods with a rifle. Spigler was arrested while armed with a scoped .22
magnum hunting rifle, police said in the release.
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