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Jail for Md. man after sword threat

A Hagerstown man who took a sword to a house in Sharpsburg and threatened a group of people has been sentenced to 18 months in jail.

Twenty-five-year-old Russell Stover pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and was sentenced on Monday.

Stover went to a house on June 30, believing the people there were armed with guns.

Stover's lawyer Bernard Semler II said his client had been using heroin at the time of the incident, but has been clean for three months.

-- The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown

By Washington Post Editors  | October 27, 2010; 7:44 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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Clown probably thought it was lightsaber.

Posted by: UnknownHenson | October 27, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Clown probably thought it was lightsaber.

Posted by: UnknownHenson | October 27, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

I guess he did not call the police because he was using heroin, or he had a death wish because carried a sword to a GUN fight. The brain on drugs commercial is true.

Posted by: CubedMan55 | October 27, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

I guess he did not call the police because he was using heroin, or he had a death wish because carried a sword to a GUN fight. The brain on drugs commercial is true.

Posted by: CubedMan55 | October 27, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Since no one was actually hurt, this article is hilarious. If this isn't a PSA against using heroin I don't know what is.

Posted by: Redial1 | October 27, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Maybe he thought he was at "Medevil Times"?

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | October 27, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

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